Cengage Advantage: American Foreign Policy and Process, 6th Edition
- James M. McCormick Iowa State University
- ISBN-10: 1435462726 | ISBN-13: 9781435462724
- 640 Pages
- © 2014 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $143.75
Offering detailed, up-to-the-minute coverage, AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND PROCESS, ADVANTAGE SERIES, 6e examines the differing approaches to U.S. foreign policy for presidential administrations during America's rise to globalism during the Cold War years, through Vietnam, and in today's post 9/11 world. It also explores how values and beliefs about foreign policy have changed over the course of U.S. history, illustrating how domestic factors affect the foreign policy decision-making process. Clear, succinct, and wholly accessible for students at various levels of interest in American foreign policy, the text provides a solid foundation in foreign policy as well as a ready resource for advanced students seeking to explore particular topics more fully. Through the author's analysis of original data and depiction of current events in the political arena, this text contains the most current coverage available to help students fully understand the American foreign policy process. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
PART I: VALUES AND POLICIES IN AMERICAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
1. America's Traditions in Foreign Policy.
2. America's Global Involvement and the Emergence of the Cold War.
3. After the Missile Crisis and Vietnam War: Realism and Idealism in Foreign Policy.
4. The Return and End of the Cold War: The Reagan and Bush Administrations.
5. Foreign Policy After the Cold War and 9/11: The Clinton and Bush Administrations.
6. Change and Continuity in Foreign Policy: The Barack Obama Administration.
PART II: THE PROCESS OF POLICYMAKING.
7. The President and the Making of Foreign Policy.
8. Congressional Prerogatives and the Making of Foreign Policy.
9. The Diplomatic and Economic Bureaucracies: Duplication or Specialization?
10. The Military and Intelligence Bureaucracies: Pervasive or Accountable?
11. Political Parties, Bipartisanship, and Interest Groups.
12. The Media, Public Opinion, and the Foreign Policy Process.
PART III: CONCLUSION.
13. American Foreign Policy Values in the Future.
"…the book has a solid approach to teaching the fundamentals of foreign policy and it provides a compelling framework through which students can approach the study of foreign policy."— Jeannie Grussendorf, Georgia State University
"McCormick's book … provide[s] an appropriate amount of information about what political scientists and analysts debate over U.S. foreign policy now."— Jungkun Seo, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
"…the book is very thorough on the policy making front. It gives a very good overview of the different foreign policy functions emanating from the branches of government."— Jeannie Grussendorf, Georgia State University
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