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The Obama doctrine - a multipolar foreign policy.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper will clarify the debate surrounding contemporary American foreign policy, and it seeks to bring awareness to the vast field surrounding the topic. This essay is a case study, and it focuses mainly on the Obama doctrine, it does also shed light to the former foreign policy of the Bush administration. The research questions seek to investigate what theory of polarity characterises the Obama doctrine. It does also investigate how the United States foreign policy has changed under the Obama administration, by applying the methodology of a text analysis, the three theories of polarity: “Balance of power, hegemonic theory, and multipolarity” are in turn applied on three challenging areas for contemporary American foreign policy.

The results show that the foreign policy led by the Obama administration, is heavily influenced by the theory of multipolarity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Foreign policy, polarity, hegemony, strategic restraint, Ismail Khan
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-32444OAI: diva2:698541
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
Europena Studies Programme, 180 credits

Jag har inte publicerat min uppsats, blev klar med den juni 2013.


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