Widely considered to be a definitive work on U.S. foreign policymaking, THE POLITICS OF UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY: ADVANTAGE SERIES, 6E uses three levels of analysis to demonstrate how government, society, and the historical-global environment all impact policymaking. Focusing more on the process of creating policy than the history, this comprehensive text blends substance, history, and theory in a lively narrative that is engaging, accessible, and informative. Streamlined and updated, the new Sixth Edition presents theory in current context with late-breaking coverage of the 2012 elections, the new Congress, the global economic crisis, updates on the wars and crises abroad, the Obama administration's foreign policy, and more.
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Table of Contents
PART I: INTRODUCTION.
1. The Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy.
2. Historical Context and the Future of U.S. Global Power.
PART II: GOVERNMENT AND THE POLICYMAKING PROCESS.
3. Presidential Power and Leadership.
4. The Bureaucracy, Presidential Management, and the National Security Council.
5. Understanding Bureaucracy: The State Department at Home and Abroad.
6. The Military Establishment.
7. The Intelligence Community.
8. Foreign Economics and the NEC.
9. Decisionmaking Theory and Foreign Policymaking.
10. Congress and Interbranch Politics.
PART III: THE SOCIETY AND DOMESTIC POLITICS.
11. The Public and Its Beliefs.
12. Group Politics.
13. The Media and the Communications Process.
PART IV: CONCLUSION.
14. Patterns, Change, and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policymaking.