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A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s

Daniel J. Sargent


During the 1970s, new forces-especially globalization and the rise of a transnational movement for human rights-transformed the postwar international order. This book explains how American decision-makers responded to the dilemmas of a tumultuous era, during which the United States confronted the challenges of an emerging post-Cold War world even as it confronted the enduring realities of Soviet power. It charts the efforts of policymakers in the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations to sustain America’s superpower role amid difficult, dynamic circumstances. None of these decision-makers suc ... More

Keywords: US foreign policy, 1970s, globalization, human rights, Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780195395471
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395471.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel J. Sargent, author
University of California, Berkeley