Leaders, Groups and Coalitions: Understanding the People and Processes in Foreign Policymaking

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How do we determine whose positions count in the making of foreign policy? Does it matter how these policy makers are configured? Does the decision-making process such people engage in influence the type of policy that results? This volume synthesizs the literatures on leadership, group dynamics, organizational theory, and coalition politics to demonstrate how the nature of the decision unity shapes foreign policy.

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Overview

How do we determine whose positions count in the making of foreign policy? Does it matter how these policy makers are configured? Does the decision-making process such people engage in influence the type of policy that results? This volume synthesizs the literatures on leadership, group dynamics, organizational theory, and coalition politics to demonstrate how the nature of the decision unity shapes foreign policy.

  • Synthesizes theories on leadership, group dynamics, organizational theory, and coalition politics to demonstrate how the nature of the decision unit shapes foreign policy
  • Authors explore how policymakers' preferences become aggregated in the foreign policymaking process when there is a predominant leader or there are single groups or coalitions
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Meet the Author

Joe D. Hagan is a Professor of Political Science at West Virginia University.

Magaret G. Hermann is a Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Part I: Does Decision Making Matter? Joe D. Hagan.

Part II: How Decision Units Shape Foreign Policy: A Theoretical Framework: Margaret G. Hermann.

Part III: Who Leads Matters: The Effects of Powerful Individuals: Margaret G. Hermann; Thomas Preston; Baghat Korany; Timothy M. Shaw.

Part IV: Resolve, Accept, or Avoid: Effects of Group Conflict on Foreign Policy Decisions: Charles F. Hermann; Janice Gross Stein; Bengt Sundelius; Stephen G. Walker.

Part V: Foreign Policy by Coalition: Deadlock, Compromise, and Anarchy: Joe D. Hagan; Philip P. Everts; Haruhiro Fukui; John D. Stempel.

Part VI: People and Processes in Foreign Policymaking: Insights from Comparative Case Studies: Ryan K. Beasley; Juliet Kaarbo; Charles F. Hermann; Margaret G. Hermann.

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