The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy: Insights and Evidence

The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy: Insights and Evidence

by Eugene R. Wittkopf

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Overview

Now in its third edition, this comprehensive survey of the interaction between domestic and international politics shows how public opinion, interest groups, the media, the intelligence establishment, and the different branches of American government influence U.S. foreign policy formulation. Globalization and fragmentation provide the thematic tension for the new edition. Sixteen new essays highlight foreign policy development and innovation in key arenas including Bosnia and China, the civilian-military context, and trade. Prominent contributors from the academic and policy communities combine practical and theoretical perspectives to offer this well-rounded complement to courses in American government, foreign policy, and international relations.

Author Biography: Eugene R. Wittkopf is professor of political science at Louisiana State University. James M. McCormick is professor of political science at Iowa State University.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312103156
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 02/28/1994
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.97(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Eugene R. Wittkopf is professor of political science at Louisiana State University. James M. McCormick is professor of political science at Iowa State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction: The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy1
Part IThe Societal Environment15
1Beyond September 1125
2Why Don't They Like Us? How America Has Become the Object of Much of the Planet's Genuine Grievances--and Displaced Discontent33
3That's Entertainment? Hollywood's Contribution to Anti-Americanism Abroad43
4The Erosion of American National Interests55
5Intermestic Interests and U.S. Policy toward Cuba67
6The Gap: Soldiers, Civilians, and their Mutual Misunderstanding85
7The Post-9/11 Shift in Public Opinion: How Long Will It Last?97
8Elections and U.S. Foreign Policy117
Part IIThe Institutional Setting129
9Person and Office: Presidents, the Presidency, and Foreign Policy145
10Presidential Wars155
11How National Security Advisers See Their Role171
12From Deference to Activism and Back Again: Congress and the Politics of American Foreign Policy183
13Globalization and Diplomacy: The View from Foggy Bottom197
14A Tale of Two Secretaries207
15Smarter Intelligence219
16Advisors, Czars, and Councils: Organizing for Homeland Security227
17Trade Policy Making: The Changing Context237
Part IIIDecisionmakers and Their Policymaking Positions247
18How Could Vietnam Happen? An Autopsy259
19Law in Order: Reconstructing U.S. National Security271
20Roles, Politics, and the Survival of the V-22 Osprey283
21Policy Preferences and Bureaucratic Position: The Case of the American Hostage Rescue Mission303
22NATO Expansion: The Anatomy of a Decision319
23Sources of Humanitarian Intervention: Beliefs, Information, and Advocacy in U.S. Decisions on Somalia and Bosnia335
24The Changing Leadership of George W. Bush: A Pre- and Post-9/11 Comparison353
25Presidential Leadership Style and the Foreign Policy Advisory Process363
Index381
About the Editors and Contributors401

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