The American Century: Consensus and Coercion in the Projection of American Power
November 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: Introductions: American Destiny?.
Part II: Economic Capacities: American Know-how?.
Part III: Political Capacities: The Arsenal of Democracy?.
Part IV: Cultural Capacities: The American Dream?.
Part V: Conclusion: American Centuries?.
Peter Taylor is Professor of Geography and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Loughborough University. He was the editor of Political Geography (1982-1998) and an editor of Review of International Political Economy (1992-1997). His previous books include The Way the Modern World Works: World Hegemony to World Impasse (1996) and Modernities: A Geohistorical Perspective (Polity, 1999).
- Examines American power and globalization from the perspective of those outside the US.
- Looks forward to the future and the possibility of a second "American Century".
- Addresses subjects of relevance to several disciplines.