American Foreign Policy and the Challenges of World Leadership: Power, Principle, and the Constitution

American Foreign Policy and the Challenges of World Leadership: Power, Principle, and the Constitution

by Loch K. Johnson
     
 

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In American Foreign Policy and the Challenges of World Leadership: Power, Principle, and the Constitution, preeminent scholar and renowned advisor on national security Loch K. Johnson offers students an insider's portrait of U.S. foreign policy that explores its underlying and driving constitutional principles. Featuring an engaging and accessible writing style

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In American Foreign Policy and the Challenges of World Leadership: Power, Principle, and the Constitution, preeminent scholar and renowned advisor on national security Loch K. Johnson offers students an insider's portrait of U.S. foreign policy that explores its underlying and driving constitutional principles. Featuring an engaging and accessible writing style, this unique book focuses on the fundamentals of foreign policy—its theory, historical evolution, institutions, and instruments—and offers an in-depth look at the tools that the U.S. uses to defend and advance its interests abroad, including diplomacy, trade, aid, war-making, moral suasion, spying, and covert action. It also shows how the personalities of people who hold high offices and other little-known, behind-the-scenes factors can influence foreign policy. Contemporary issues, including global terrorism, nuclear weapons proliferation, global environmental degradation, world population pressures, and migration issues, are addressed throughout.

FEATURES

Uses a levels-of-analysis approach, highlighting the significance of three levels where foreign policy is shaped: in the international setting, in domestic politics, and at the individual level

Chapter outlines, lists of learning objectives, and lists of key constitutional questions for each chapter help direct students' reading

Brief chapter-opening vignettes highlight historical events of significance to the study of U.S. foreign policy

"Perspectives on American Foreign Policy" text boxes present excerpts from key documents or insights from top experts

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"American Foreign Policy and the Challenges of World Leadership provides a unique perspective on U.S. foreign policy, emphasizing the constitutional issues that emerge during the foreign policy process in an accessible and clearly written manner."—John G. Oates, The Ohio State University

"This is a strong text that emphasizes a unique theoretical presentation, the historical development of actors and processes, and the constitutional constraints and opportunities in American foreign policy, both in the past and the present."—Matthew M. Caverly, University of North Florida

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199733613
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/16/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
11.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Loch K. Johnson is Regents Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. He is the author of more than 200 articles and the author or editor of twenty-eight books, including National Security Intelligence (2012) and The Threat on the Horizon: An Inside Account of America's Search for Security after the Cold War (OUP, 2011.)

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