The US Government, Citizen Groups and the Cold War
The State-Private Network
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US Government, Citizen Groups and the Cold War by Helen Laville
Book DescriptionThis new book examines the construction, activities and impact of the network of US state and private groups in the Cold War. By moving beyond state-dominated, 'top-down' interpretations of international relations and exploring instead the engagement and mobilization of whole societies and cultures, it presents a radical new approach to the study of propaganda and American foreign policy and redefines the relationship between the state and private groups in the pursuit and projection of American foreign relations. In a series of valuable case studies, examining relationships between the state and women's groups, religious bodies, labour, internationalist groups, intellectuals, media and students, this volume explores the construction of a state-private network not only as a practical method of communication and dissemination of information or propaganda, but also as an ideological construction, drawing upon specifically American ideologies of freedom and voluntarism. The case studies also analyze the power-relationship between the state and private groups, assessing the extent to which the state was in control of the relationship, and the extent to which private organizations exerted their independence. This book will be of great interest to students of Intelligence Studies, Cold War History and IR/security studies in general.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415356084
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Helen Laville
US Public and American Foreign Policy, Paperback (February 2012)
This book provides a detailed account of the influence of the American public on foreign policy throughout US history.
Cold War Women, Paperback (July 2009)» View all books by Helen Laville
For too long, American women have been hidden in the history of the Cold War. This title recovers their significance by examining the activities and ambitions of American women's organisations in the long period of uneasy peace. It is suitable for those in the field of gender and women's history, cultural studies, and American history.
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Author Biography - Helen Laville
Dept of American and Canadian Studies, University of Birmingham, UK Department of History, University of Sheffield, UK
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