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.
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Table of Contents
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.