American Foreign Policy and Forced Regime Change Since World War II

Forcing Freedom

  • Scott Walker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Scott Walker
    Pages 23-34
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    Pages 35-47
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    Pages 49-63
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    Pages 65-84
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    Pages 85-105
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 137-144

About this book


This book explores the motivations behind American military interventions in the Post-World War II era that purported to replace autocratic regimes with democratic ones. It delves into the Forced Democracy (FD) phenomenon, focusing on its intellectual roots and previous attempts to study it in the academic literature. The author examines five American interventions that attempted to replace autocratic regimes with democratic ones—The Dominican Republic, Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Each chapter includes a history of the intervention and an assessment of whether America’s intentions and actions toward that particular country were actually focused on delivering a democratic outcome.

Scott Walker is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at United Arab Emirates University, UAE.


American military interventions Post World War II forced democracy democracy promotion military invasion USA Dominican Republic Grenada Panama Afghanistan Iraq Iraq invasion democratic regime political science FD intervention forced democracy strategy invasion of the Dominican Republic George H.W. Bush invasion of Panama George W. Bush invasion of Iraq democratic studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Scott Walker
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  1. 1.United Arab Emirates UniversityAl Ain, Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

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