Book Details

Book title: SERENDIPITY AND THE AMERICAN DREAM: United States` Foreign Policy in a Changing Global Order
Author(s): Manan Dwivedi
ISBN: 9788182748941
Publication Year: 2016
Binding: HB
Pages: 322
Price: Rs. 1495 Rs. 1495
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The academic work is a scholarly attempt to wade into the dynamics of the American Dream and US Foreign Policy. The Book hews an interesting and innovative narrative to initiate a sympathetic and rational approach and outlook towards the American nation, its people, its establishment, and finally its cultural constructs such as Cinema, Literature and its entire national entourage. The narrative insinuates towards Hollywood`s prime time constructs and comic genres such as the Super heroes and iconography in order to drive home the point of the grandiloquent American dream which has always been a contested nomenclature and trajectory. The narrative also weaves a transnational oeuvre for US foreign policy attempting broad sections on India, South America, West Asia and landmark American interventions such as Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan vis-a vis, the American Overarch and its hyper puissance in the larger international system harking back to the historical underpinnings of the nation`s Founding fathers. 

ABOUT Author


Dr. Manan Dwivedi is a Faculty of International Relations and International Organizations at the prestigious Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi which is the prominent training Institute in the nation affiliated to the Department of Personnel and Training, Govt. of India imparting training to the senior IAS, IPS, civil servants and senior Defense personnel in the nation. He has taught in Shaheed Bhagat Singh college. He was formerly a Faculty of International Relations at Gujarat National Law University.  He was a Columnist with the national daily Pioneer and had contributed to various national newspapers such as Statesman and Rajasthan Patrika, and global research portals such as Observer Research Foundation, Sahara Samay and Vivekanand International Foundation and Indian Express Blogs. The author has been a visiting Faculty at the Foreign Service Institute, MEA, the Indian Society of International Law, Amity University and several central Universities. He has a Doctorate from the American Studies Division of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on the theme of “ US Media and War”. He has been a child painter of national repute working on miniature war paintings. He has also worked in the corporate sector as a senior content writer. He is a media personality as he has been invited as guest speakers in TV debates on US policy, West Asia, China and Pakistan from places such as Zee TV, Channel One, Sudarshan news, etc, several times.

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