Congressional Black Caucus and Foreign Policy (1971-2002)

Congressional Black Caucus and Foreign Policy (1971-2002)

by Raymond W. Copson


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Congressional Black Caucus and Foreign Policy (1971-2002) by Raymond W. Copson

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has been involved in the shaping of foreign and domestic policy issues since 1971, although it is more known for the role it has had in domestic affairs. As a minority within Congress, in order to be recognized and dealt with, the CBC has worked in coalition with other Members to achieve some of its aims. A certain pragmatism and willingness to give some leeway has been necessitous-yet often times CBC members will risk arrest by protesting U.S. foreign policy to call attention to its own agenda. For the most part, the issues that the Caucus has dealt with in areas of foreign policy were: (1) During the 1970's, African issues and particularly southern Africa, (2) by the 1980's, broadened to include Haiti and Haitian refugees, other Caribbean issues and defense budget. This comprehensive book shows the CBC's 25 year struggle to sway U.S. foreign policy in order to achieve a favorable outcome of its goals. Some of the successes that the CBC is responsible for are the Rhodesia and South African sanctions, aid to Africa, as well as favorable change in Haiti. Major challenges that the CBC faces in years to come, are also discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590337011
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/28/2003
Pages: 50
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.46(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Principal Issues: Africa
Cold War and the Defense Budget
Prospects for the Future

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