Divided Power: The Presidency, Congress, and the Formation of American Foreign Policy

Divided Power: The Presidency, Congress, and the Formation of American Foreign Policy

by Donald R. Kelley
     
 
Snapshots of the complex reality of the relationship between the executive and legislative branches in the formation of foreign policy

DIVIDED POWER is a collection of eight original essays written for the Fulbright Institute of International Relations that focuses on timely yet unanswerable questions about the relationship between the executive and legislative

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Snapshots of the complex reality of the relationship between the executive and legislative branches in the formation of foreign policy

DIVIDED POWER is a collection of eight original essays written for the Fulbright Institute of International Relations that focuses on timely yet unanswerable questions about the relationship between the executive and legislative branches in the formation of American foreign policy.

In trying to answer questions about what the nation's foreign policy is, and who has the upper hand in making it, these essays examine the struggle between the constant of the division of powers mandated by the Constitution (ambiguous though it may be) and the ever-changing political realities and conventional wisdoms of the day. Within that context, the authors also examine the society and culture in which those realities and wisdoms are nested.

The goal of these essays is to offer a snapshot in time of the interaction of the executive and legislative branches in the shaping of our foreign policy, framed and informed by the intellectual and political realities that characterize the post­Cold War, post­September 11 world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557287984
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Donald R. Kelley is professor of political science and director of the Fulbright Institute of International Relations at the University of Arkansas. His more recent books include The Clinton Riddle: Perspectives on the Forty-Second President, co-edited with Todd Shields and Jeannie Whayne; After Communism: Perspectives on Democracy, editor; and Politics in Russia and the Successor States.

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