American Foreign Policy; Theoretical Essays / Edition 3

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321005076
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 10/13/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 6.41 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Problem of Explanation 13
A Widening Gyre: The Logic of American Weapons Procurement 14
Models of International Relations and Foreign Policy 37
Pt. 2 International Sources of Foreign Policy 65
Anarchic Orders and Balances of Power 67
Toward a Realist Theory of State Action 90
The American Conception of National Security and the Beginnings of the Cold War, 1945-1948 111
Pt. 3 Capitalism, Class, and Foreign Policy 139
The Political Consequences of the Product Cycle: Industrial History and Political Outcomes 141
Sectoral Conflict and U.S. Foreign Economic Policy, 1914-1940 171
Economic Instability and Military Strength: The Paradoxes of the 1950 Rearmament Decision 200
Pt. 4 National Values, Democratic Institutions, and Foreign Policy 219
American Ideals versus American Institutions 221
Policy Making in a Weak State 254
The United States Political System and International Leadership: A "Decidedly Inferior" Form of Government? 279
Democracy and the National Interest 299
Pt. 5 Public Opinion, Policy Legitimacy, and Sectional Conflict 313
From Pearl Harbor to Vietnam: Shifting Generational Paradigms and Foreign Policy 315
Domestic Constraints on Regime Change in U.S. Foreign Policy: The Need for Policy Legitimacy 336
Public Opinion and Foreign Policy: Challenges to the Almond-Lippmann Consensus 361
Political Conflict and Foreign Policy in the United States: A Geographical Interpretation 393
Pt. 6 Bureaucratic Politics and Organizational Culture 411
Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis 413
Are Bureaucracies Important? (Or Allison Wonderland) 458
How Could Vietnam Happen? An Autopsy 471
Pt. 7 Perceptions, Personality, and Social Psychology 481
Hypotheses on Misperception 483
Cognitive Perspectives on Foreign Policy 504
Seduction by Analogy in Vietnam: The Malaya and Korea Analogies 523
Escalation of the Vietnam War: How Could It Happen 533
Pt. 8 American Foreign Policy after the Cold War 561
From Preponderance to Offshore Balancing: America's Future Grand Strategy 563
"Bismarck" or "Britain"? Toward an American Grand Strategy after Bipolarity 596
The Myth of Post-Cold War Chaos 615
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