Anglo-America is a clearly identifiable part of what is commonly referred to as the West. The West exists, this book argues, in the form of multiple traditions that have currency in America, Europe, the Americas, and a few outposts in the Southern hemisphere.

Led by the British Empire until the beginning and by the United States since the middle of the twentieth century, Anglo-America has been at the very centre of world politics. Bridging the European and the American West, Anglo-America is distinctive, not unique. These multiple Wests coexist with each other and with other civilizations, as parts of one global civilization containing multiple modernities. And like all other civilizations, Anglo-America is marked by multiple traditions and internal pluralism. Once deeply held notions and practices of imperial rule and racial hierarchy now take the form of hegemony or multilateralism and politically contested versions of multiculturalism. At its core Anglo-America is fluid, not fixed. The analytical perspectives of this book are laid out in Katzenstein’s opening and concluding chapters. They are explored in seven outstanding case studies, written by widely known authors, which combine historical and contemporary perspectives.

Featuring an exceptional line-up and representing a diversity of theoretical views within one integrative perspective, this work will be of interest to all scholars and students of international relations, sociology and political science.

chapter 1|30 pages

The West as Anglo-America1

ByPeter J. Katzenstein

part |48 pages

Part I

chapter 2|23 pages

The Project for a New Anglo Century

Race, Space, and Global Order1
ByDuncan Bell

chapter 3|23 pages

Anglo-America as Global Suburbia

The Political Economy of Land and Endogenous Multiculturalism1
ByHerman Schwartz

part |46 pages

Part II

chapter 4|24 pages

The Imperial Self

A Perspective on Anglo-America from South Africa, India, and Ireland1
ByAudie Klotz

chapter 5|20 pages

The Search for Liberal Anglo-America1

From Racial Supremacy to Multicultural Politics
BySrdjan Vucetic

part |79 pages

Part III

chapter 6|25 pages

Negotiating Anglo-America

Australia, Canada, and the United States1
ByLouis W. Pauly, Christian Reus-Smit

chapter 7|24 pages

Diplomatic Cultures

Multiple Wests and Identities in US–Canada and US–Mexico Relations
ByBrian Bow, Arturo Santa-Cruz

chapter 8|28 pages

Special Relationships

Australia and New Zealand in the Anglo-American World 1
ByDavid MacDonald, Brendon O’Connor

part |43 pages

Part IV

chapter 9|41 pages

Many Wests and Polymorphic Globalism1

ByPeter J. Katzenstein