Foreign policy in Comparative Perspective: Domestic and International Influences on State Behavior

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Widely regarded as the most comprehensive comparative foreign policy text, Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective has been completely updated in this much-anticipated second edition. The editors have brought together fifteen top scholars to highlight the importance of both internal and external forces in foreign policymaking. Exploring the foreign policies of thirteen nations-both major and emerging players, and representing all regions of the world-chapter authors link the study of international relations to ...

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Overview

Widely regarded as the most comprehensive comparative foreign policy text, Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective has been completely updated in this much-anticipated second edition. The editors have brought together fifteen top scholars to highlight the importance of both internal and external forces in foreign policymaking. Exploring the foreign policies of thirteen nations-both major and emerging players, and representing all regions of the world-chapter authors link the study of international relations to domestic politics, while treating each nation according to individual histories and contemporary dilemmas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608716968
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/25/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Contributors xiii

Preface xviii

Acknowledgments xx

1 The Analysis of Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective Juliet Kaarbo Jeffrey S. Lantis Ryan K. Beasley 1

Studying Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective 1

Defining Foreign Policy 2

Comparing Foreign Policies 4

Analyzung Foreign Policies 7

External Factors 7

Anarchy and Power in the International System: Realism 7

Interdependence in the International System: Liberalism 10

International Norms and Legitimacy: Constructivism 12

Internal Factors 13

The Public: Opinion, Identity, and Culture 13

Socuetal Groups: Links and Opposition 15

Government Organizations: Democracies and Bureaucracies 16

Leaders: Personalities and Beliefs 18

Conclusion 19

Questions to Consider When Analyzing Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective 20

Suggestions for Further Reading 21

2 British Foreign Policy: Continuity and Transformation Brian White 27

Historical Context 29

External Factors 33

Internal Factors 37

Contemporary Foreign Policy Issues 41

"With but not of Europe": Orientation and Identity 41

Ethics and Intervention 44

Conclusion 49

Suggestions for Further Reading 50

3 French Foreign Policy: Maintaining Global Ambitions Adrian Treacher 53

Historical Context 55

External Factors 57

Internal Factors 60

Contemporary Foreign Policy Issues 64

Conclusion 68

Suggestions for Further Reading 68

4 German Foreign Policy: Gulliver's Travails in the 21st Century Sebastian Harnisch 71

Historical Context 73

External Factors 77

Internal Factors 78

Contemporary German Foreign and Security Policy 81

From Kuwait to Kabul: Gulliver and Military Force 82

From Rome to Lisbon: Gulliver in Europe 85

Conclusion 88

Suggestions for Further Reading 90

5 Russian Foreign Policy: A Quest for Great Power Status in a Multipolar World Mariya Omelicheva 94

Historical Context 96

External Factors 100

Internal Factors 104

Contemporary Russian Foreign Policy and she States of the Former Soviet Union 109

Conclusion 113

Suggestions for Further Reading 114

6 Foreign Policy of the People's Republic of China Zhiqun Zhu 118

Historical Context 119

Objectives, Guiding Principles, and Strategies 120

External Factors 122

Internal Factors 126

Contemporary Foreign Policy Issues 129

China's Relations with the Two Koreas 129

U.S.-China Relations 131

Conclusion 134

Suggestions for Further Reading 135

7 Japanese Foreign Policy: The International-Domestic Nexus Akitoshi Miyashita 138

Historical Context 140

External Factors 146

Internal Factors 150

Contemporary Japanese Foreign Policy 154

Dispatch of Refueling Vessels to the Indian Ocean 154

The Trawler Collision Incident in the East China Sea 156

Conclusion 159

Suggestions for Further Reading 161

8 Coming Into Its Own: Indian Foreign Policy Tinaz Pavri 166

Historical Context 168

External Factors 172

Internal Factors 174

Contemporary Foreign Policy Issues 177

Kashmir, Pakistan, and the Terrorism Hydra 177

Nuclear India 179

Conclusion 180

Suggestions for Further Reading 180

9 Turkish Foreign Policy: Bridge, Buffer, and Barrier Binnur Ozkececi-Taner 183

Historical Context 185

External Factors 189

Internal Factors 193

Contemporary Turkish Foreign Policy 197

Conclusion 199

Suggestions for Further Reading 200

10 The Changing Character of Iranian Foreign Policy Graeme A. M. Davies 201

Historical Context 205

External Factors 209

Internal Factors 211

Contemporary Iranian Foreign Policy Challenges 216

Conclusion 219

Suggestions for Further Reading 221

11 Nigerian Foreign Policy: Unfilled Promise Olufemi A. Babarimde Stephen Wright 223

Historical Context 224

External Factors 230

Relations Within Africa 232

Internal Factors 234

Contemporary Foreign Policy Issues 237

Conclusion 240

Suggestions for Further Reading 242

12 South African Foreign Policy: Power and Post-Apartheid Identity Derick Becker 246

Historical Context 248

External Factors 253

Internal Factors 256

Contemporary Foreign Policy Issues 259

The Neoliberal South Africa and the African Renaissance 259

The Crisis of Zimbabwe 260

Conclusion 262

Suggestions for Further Reading 263

13 Brazil: Global Power-to-Be? Tullo Bigevani Gabriel Cepaluni 265

Historical Context 268

External Factors 273

Internal Factors 277

Contemporary Foreign Policy Issues 281

Security and Political Issues: Honduras and Iran 281

Trade and Economy: The Two Groups of Twenty (G-20) 283

The G-20 and the Financial Crisis 284

Conclusion 285

Suggestions for Further Reading 286

14 Venezuelan Foreign Policy: Petro-Politics and Paradigm Change Rita Giacalone 290

Historical Context 292

External Factors 296

Internal Factors 299

Contemporary Foreign Policy Issues 302

Regional Integration 302

Venezuelan-United States Bilateral Relations 305

Conclusion 307

Suggestions for Further Reading 308

15 Domestic and International Influences on Foreign Policy: A Comparative Perspective Ryan K. Beasley Michael T. Snarr 313

Important Questions of Comparative Foreign Policy 314

How Does the Pursuit of Power Influence Foreign Policy? 315

What Is the Role of Economic Interdependence in Foreign Policy? 318

Interdependent and Dependent States in Integration 318

Causes and Consequences of Interdependent Foreign Policies 320

What Is the Role of International Norms and Identity? 322

International Norms and Legitimacy 322

How Is Foreign Policy Affected by Public Opinion? 325

Nondemocracies and Democracies 325

New Democracies in Transition 326

How Does Foreign Policy Respond to Change in Regimes? 328

What Is the Role of Leaders in Shaping Foreign Policy? 330

Linkages Between Internal and External Factors 333

Conclusion 336

Suggestions for Further Reading 337

Index 340

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