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Global America?The Cultural Consequences of Globalization$
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Ulrich Beck, Nathan Sznaider, and Rainer Winter

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239185

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313219

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Hyperpower Exceptionalism: Globalization the American Way1

Hyperpower Exceptionalism: Globalization the American Way1

(p.67) Chapter 4 Hyperpower Exceptionalism: Globalization the American Way1
Global America?
Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Liverpool University Press

This chapter analyses ‘American exceptionalism’ and its role in US hegemony to understand the politics of contemporary globalization. First, it discusses the origins and dimensions of American exceptionalism and then probes its international ramifications. It also criticizes American exceptionalism as a self-caricature and considers possible counterpoints.

Keywords:   hyperpower exceptionalism, exceptionalism, US hegemony, globalization, American exceptionalism

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