Leading from Behind – American Exceptionalism and President Obama’s Post-American Vision of Hegemony

  title={Leading from Behind – American Exceptionalism and President Obama’s Post-American Vision of Hegemony},
  author={Georg L{\"o}fflmann},
  pages={308 - 332}
This article explores the discursive performance and political significance of ‘American exceptionalism’ under President Obama. Moving beyond a critical examination of geopolitical identity, it investigates how representations of exceptionalism, understood as ideational construct of uniqueness and superiority, are linked to practices of US foreign and security policy that confirm, but also contest, established notions of American leadership in world politics. A particular focus lies on the 2012… 

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