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The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy: Insights and Evidence is a collection of current readings on how the domestic environment impacts American foreign policy today. The reader begins with an introduction focusing on why and how the domestic setting affects U.S. foreign policy. The volume is then divided into three major parts with an opening essay by the editors to place that part in context and then eight essays that analyzes the topic in that part in more detail. Part I, "The Societal Environment," contains a series of articles on the position of interest groups, the impact of military experience, the effect of public opinion, and the role of elections and political parties on foreign policy. Part II, "The Institutional Setting," examines how various political institutions, such as Congress, the presidency, and various bureaucracies (e.g., the National Security Council, the intelligence community) shape American foreign policy. Part III, "Decisionmakers and Their Policymaking Positions," provides various case analyses over several administrations to illustrate how individuals and bureaucracies affect the foreign policy decisionmaking at the highest levels of government.
Part 1 The Societal Environment Chapter 2 Soft Power and American Foreign Policy Chapter 3 Why Don't They Like Us? How America has Become the Object of Much of the Planet's Genuine Grievances and Displaced Discontent Chapter 4 The Benefits of Goliath Chapter 5 Intermestic Interests and U.S. Policy Towards Cuba Chapter 6 The Israel Lobby Chapter 7 American Veterans in Government and the Use of Force Chapter 8 The Iraq Syndrome Chapter 9 External Affairs and the Electoral Connection Part 10 The Institutional Setting Chapter 11 Person and Office: Presidents, the Presidency, and Foreign Policy Chapter 12 Costly Presidential Wars Chapter 13 How National Security Advisors See their Role Chapter 15 The Craft of Diplomacy Chapter 16 The Struggle to Transform the Military Chapter 17 Intelligence, Policy, and the War in Iraq Chapter 18 The Homland Security Bureaucracy Chapter 19 Triumph of Globalism: American Trade Politics Part 20 Decisionmakers and Their Policymaking Positions Chapter 21 How Could Vietnam Happen? An Autopsy Chapter 23 Roles, Politics, and the Survival of the V-22 'sprey Chapter 23 Sources of Humanitarian Interventions: Beliefs, Information, and Advocacy in U.S. Decisions on Somalia and Bosnia Chapter 24 NATO Expansion: The Anatomy of a Decision Chapter 26 The Shifting Pendulum of Power: Executive-Legislative Relations on American Foreign Policy Chapter 26 Last Stand Chapter 27 Policy Preferences and Bureaucratic Position: The Case of the American Hostage Rescue Mission Chapter 27 Assessing the Personality of George W. Bush