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Power Profit and Prestige: A History of American Expansionism

Philip S Golub, Professor Michael Cox (chair)
5 October 2010, 6.30pm, COL.B212

Power, Profit and Prestige applies incisive historical and sociological analysis to make sense of the United States' post-Cold War imperial behaviour.

Philip Golub argues that an embedded culture of force and expansion has shaped American foreign policy. He will show how these deeply rooted assumptions about American primacy, in a world where America is no longer able to set the global agenda, may lead the US empire into a crisis of its own making.


Transatlantia Blog Post: Power, Profit and Prestige: A History of American Imperial Expansion (Pluto Press, 2010) - Mr Golub sets out the core rationale behind his argument for the emergence of an 'imperial cosmology' among American leaders.



Philip S Golub is a widely published author and Contributing Editor of Le Monde Diplomatique. He teaches International Relations and International Political Economy at the Institut d'etudes europeennes, Universite Paris 8 and at the American University of Paris (AUP).


Michael Cox is is Co-Director of LSE IDEAS and Professor of International Relations at LSE.




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