A concise text designed to be accessible to students by avoiding complicated jargon, UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY: POLITICS BEYOND THE WATER'S EDGE builds on the research, showing the process of policymaking and its outcomes in a reciprocal relationship. In addition, the author argues that politics is involved in the process intricately, and that this has been the case from World War II to the present. By using factual materials and anecdotes, and by avoiding highly theoretical discussions, students are engaged to learn how foreign policy is shaped and executed in a constantly changing environment and how it is applied to functional problems and different geographical regions.
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Table of Contents
Preface. About the Author. Part I: THE SETTING. 1. The Concept and Changing Environment of Foreign Policy. 2. The Context of Foreign Policy: The Cold War. 3. Beyond the Cold War. Part II: THE ACTORS 4. The President. 5. The Role of Executive Agencies. 6. The Congress. 7. Outside Influences I: Interest Groups and Think Tanks. 8. Outside Influences II: The Public and the Media. Part III: FUNCTIONAL POLICY PROBLEMS. 9. Security in a Changed World. 10. America in a Globalizing Economy. 11. Emerging Issues in an Interdependent World. 12. Policy in the Developed World. 13. Policy in the Developing World. 14. The Foreign Policy Debate: Toward the Future. Index.