Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2015

256 Pages | 5 Maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719096686

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Roots of the Pax Americana

Decolonisation, development, democratisation and trade

Eric Louw

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A fascinating account of how Americans built an informal trading empire, removing rivals such as the British Empire
  • Compares the Pax Americana with the Pax Britannica and looks at different forms of imperialism
  • Examines how America's informal empire is governed and explores the roles played by multilateralism, free trade, soft power, military power and comprador-partners

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