Ethnic Groups And U.S. Foreign Policy available in Hardcover
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This volume examines the dynamics of ethnic groups' attempts to influence U.S. foreign policy toward their native countries. A collection of essays by noted political scientists, the book compares and contrasts the political activities of seven ethnic groups with varying degrees of participation, influence, and success: Arab-Americans, Jewish-Americans, African-Americans, Polish-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Cuban-Americans, and Irish-Americans. Taken together, the chapters included here make an important contribution both to the study of foreign policy making and to the understanding of ethnic political behavior.
About the Author
MOHAMMED E. AHRARI is Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Research Fellow for the Center of International Security and Strategic Studies at Mississippi State University.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Mohammed E. Ahrari
Domestic Context of U.S. Foreign Policy Toward the Middle East by Mohammed E. Ahrari
Ethnic Politics and the Formulation of U.S. Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Dispute by Steven L. Spiegel
Ethnic Group Influence on Middle East PolicyHow and When: The Cases of the Jackson-Vanik Amendment and the Sale of AWACS to Saudi Arabia by Mitchell Bard
African-American Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy Toward South Africa by Ronald W. Walters
The Polish American Congress, East-West Issues, and the Formulation of American Foreign Policy by Z.A. Kruszewski
U.S. Foreign Policy and the Mexican-American Political Agenda by Rodolof O. de la Graza
From Little Havana to Washington, D.C.: Cuban Americans and U.S. Foreign Policy by Damain Fernandez
Irish-Americans in the American Foreign-Policy-Making Process by Robert J. Thompson and Joseph R. Rudolph, Jr.
Conclusions by Mohammed E. Ahrari
About the Editor and Contributors