In this significant new book, Vincent Auger uses the case of the neutron bomb to examine the development of a dynamic theory of foreign policy analysis during the Carter Administration. The neutron bomb episode, Auger argues, provides a unique opportunity for an analysis of the evolution of internal executive branch decision making. Because the author uses interviews and declassified documents from the Carter Presidential Library which were previously unavailable, this book fills an important gap in the scholarship on the Carter Administration's foreign policy. As an illustration of how political science theory can be tested in a case study, this book will be invaluable for students and scholars of foreign policy analysis, international relations, and U.S. policy history.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.28(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.86(d)|
About the Author
Vincent A. Auger is assistant professor of government at Hamilton College, and the author of Human Rights and Trade: The Clinton Administration and China and The War Powers Resolution and U.S. Policy in Lebanon, 1982-84.
What People are Saying About This
This is more than a splendid case study . . . It is also a model of analysis, integrating the many domestic and international factors that made choices so difficult.
A fascinating study . . . [the author does] a masterful job of tightly integrating primary and secondary evidence, interviews, archival materials and Congressional hearings in his analysis . . . I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in foreign policy analysis, the Carter administration and/or American nuclear weapons policy.
A splendid example of careful scholarly research. Auger's incisive analysis illuminates broad lessons about the foreign policymaking process in the United States.