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America and the Misshaping of a New World Order

Giles Gunn and Carl Gutierrez-Jones


The attempt by the George W. Bush administration to reshape world order, especially but not exclusively after September 11, 2001, increasingly appears to have resulted in a catastrophic “misshaping” of geopolitics in the wake of bungled campaigns in the Middle East and their many reverberations worldwide. Journalists and scholars are now trying to understand what happened, and this book explores the role of culture and rhetoric in this process of geopolitical transformation. What difference do cultural concepts and values make to the cognitive and emotional weather of which, at various levels, ... More

Keywords: George W. Bush, world order, September 11, geopolitics, Middle East, geopolitical transformation, international politics, cultural analysis, governance, misshaping

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520098701
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520098701.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Giles Gunn, editor

Carl Gutierrez-Jones, editor