Anti-Americanism has been the subject of much commentary but
little serious research. In response, Peter J. Katzenstein and
Robert O. Keohane have assembled a distinguished group of experts,
including historians, polling-data analysts, political scientists,
anthropologists, and sociologists, to explore anti-Americanism in
depth, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The result
is a book that probes deeply a central aspect of world politics
that is frequently noted yet rarely understood.
Katzenstein and Keohane identify several quite different
anti-Americanisms-liberal, social, sovereign-nationalist, and
radical. Some forms of anti-Americanism respond merely to what the
United States does, and could change when U.S. policies change.
Other forms are reactions to what the United States is, and involve
greater bias and distrust. The complexity of anti-Americanism, they
argue, reflects the cultural and political complexities of American
society. The analysis in this book leads to a surprising discovery:
there are as many ways to be anti-American as there are ways to be
Subjects: Political Science
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