The United States and the Postwar Order: Empire or Hegemony?

  title={The United States and the Postwar Order: Empire or Hegemony?},
  author={Robert O. Keohane},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={435 - 439}
The American `Empire' is a fine interpretive essay on the sources and limits of United States influence in world politics since 1945. Geir Lundestad links issues of politics, economics and security, emphasizing the importance of local politics in determining the extent of US influence. In his view, US power has declined in relative terms since 1950, but the United States remains the world's strongest state. Lundestad's balanced and nuanced analysis is not aided, however, by use of the phrase… Expand
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