This volume explores the changing parameters of presidential-congressional relations in the area of foreign policy. It addresses the struggle between the three branches of government in view of increasing congressional assertiveness and the complexity of the president's multiple foreign policy agendas. The essays constitute a s comprehensive study on foreign policy making in the 21st century—describing how foreign policy is actually made in Washington, D.C. in such areas as: trade, arms control and proliferation, alliances, defense and intelligence budgets, sanctions, war power, treaties and executive agreements, financial aid, diplomacy, procedural legislation, treaty ratification, and advice and consent. For anyone who wants to advance their understanding and appreciation for the role of three American institutions in the crafting of foreign policy making—the United States Congress, the American Presidency, and the United States Supreme Court.
|Series:||Real Politics in America Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of Contents
I. AN INVITATION TO STRUGGLE.
1. The War Power: No Checks, No Balances, Louis Fisher.
2. Congress: How Silent a Partner? John F. Stack, Jr. and Colton C. Campbell.
II. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE TREATY MAKING PROCESS.
3. Advice and Consent: The Forgotten Power, David P. Auerswald.
4. Presidential and Congressional Relations in Foreign Affairs: The Treaty-Making Power and the Rise of Executive Agreements, David M. O'Brien.
5. A Tale of Two Treaties: The Practical Politics of Treaty Ratification in the U.S. Senate, C. Lawrence Evans and Walter J. Oleszek.
III. LEGISLATING FOREIGN POLICY.
6. Alarms and Patrols: Legislative Oversight in Foreign and Defense Policy, Christopher J. Deering.
7. The Republican House and Foreign Policy in the 104th Congress and Beyond, Jonathan D. Mott and Nicol C. Rae.
8. Context and Decision: Explaining U.S. Policy toward Cuba, 1980 to 2000, Christine DeGregorio and David H. Richards.