The new edition of this leading reader for courses in American foreign policy offers students an up-to-date, highly accessible introduction to the broad array of domestic factors influencing U.S. policymakers. Editor James M. McCormick has carefully selected two dozen current insightful and sometimes controversial essays by a distinguished group of leading experts— scholars, journalists and public officials—including 11 new and 7 updated contributions.
In his introduction, McCormick evaluates the challenges facing U.S. foreign policy makers in recent years and assesses the Obama Administration’s successes and failures in its efforts to pursue a new direction in American foreign policy. The volume is then divided into three major parts with an opening essay by the editor to place each part in context and then a selection of essays that analyzes the topic in that part in more detail. Part I, "The Societal Environment," contains a series of articles on the position of interest groups, the impact of military experience, the effect of public opinion, and the role of elections and political parties on foreign policy. Part II, "The Institutional Setting," examines how various political institutions, such as Congress, the presidency, and various bureaucracies (e.g., the National Security Council, the intelligence community) shape American foreign policy. Part III, "Decision makers and Their Policymaking Positions," provides various case analyses over several administrations to illustrate how individuals and bureaucracies affect the foreign policy decision making at the highest levels of government.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||6th Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments Dedication Introduction: The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy Part I: The Societal Environment Chapter 1: The Future of American Power: Dominance and Decline in Perspective (New to this edition)
Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
Chapter 2: Think Again: American Decline (New to this edition)
Gideon Rachman Chapter 3: The Tea Party, Populism, and the Domestic Culture of U.S. Foreign Policy (New to this edition)
Walter Russell Mead Chapter 4: Ethnic Interest Groups in American Foreign Policy (New to this edition)
James M. McCormick Chapter 5: The Israel Lobby John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt Chapter 6: American Veterans in Government and the Use of Force (From the 5th edition)
Peter D. Feaver and Christopher Gelpi Chapter 7: Events, Elites, and American Public Support for Military Conflict Adam J. Berinsky Chapter 8: External Affairs and the Electoral Connection Miroslav Nincic Part II: The Institutional Setting Chapter 9: Person and Office: Presidents, the Presidency, and Foreign Policy Michael Nelson Chapter 10: Presidents Who Initiate Wars Louis Fisher Chapter 11: How National Security Advisers See Their Role I. M. (Mac) Destler Chapter 12: The Shifting Pendulum of Power: Executive-Legislative Relations on American Foreign Policy James M. Lindsay Chapter 13: Leading Through Civilian Power Hillary Rodham Clinton Chapter 14: A Leaner and Meaner Defense Gordon Adams and Matthew Leatherman Chapter 15: Why Intelligence and Policymakers Clash (New to this edition)
Robert Jervis Chapter 16: Intermestic Politics and Homeland Security (New to this edition)
Philip A. Russo and Patrick J. Haney Chapter 17: American Trade Policy Making: A Unique Process (New to this edition)
I. M. (Mac) Destler Part III: Decisionmakers and Their Policymaking Positions Chapter 18: How Could Vietnam Happen? An Autopsy (From the 5th edition)
James C. Thomson, Jr.
Chapter 19: Policy Preferences and Bureaucratic Position: The Case of the American Hostage Rescue Mission (From the 5th edition)
Steve Smith Chapter 20: Roles, Politics, and the Survival of the V-22 Osprey(Slight Updated from the 5th edition)
Christopher M. Jones Chapter 21: NATO Expansion: The Anatomy of a Decision (From the 5th edition)
James M. Goldgeier Chapter 22: Sources of Humanitarian Intervention: Beliefs, Information, and Advocacy in U.S. Decisions on Somalia and Bosnia (From the 5th edition)
Jon Western Chapter 23: Last Stand (From the 5th edition)
Seymour M. Hersh Chapter 24: Obama: The Consequentialist (New to this edition)
Ryan Lizza Index About the Editors and Contributors