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Essentials of U.S. Foreign Policy Making, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Ralph G. Carter

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 16, 2014

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Demonstrates how foreign policy making is about processes, politics, and people


Essentials of U.S. Foreign Policy Making identifies the different actors who make U.S. foreign policy and how theories like realism, liberalism, idealism, and constructivism shape their cations in the post-9/11 era.  It describes the different process by which foreign policy decisions are made and helps readers assess which stages of the foreign policy process favor which actors.


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Table of Contents

In This Section:

I)  Brief Table of Contents

II) Detailed Table of Contents

 


I) Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Introduction: The Foreign Policy-Making Process in the Post-9/11 Era

 

PART 1. FOREIGN POLICY INPUTS

Chapter 2. Interpretive Ideas: The Impact of Foreign Policy Theories

Chapter 3. The Context of Policy Making

 

PART 2. POLICY-MAKING PROCESSES

Chapter 4. Governmental Policy-Making Actors

Chapter 5. Individual and Small Group Decision Making

Chapter 6. Bureaucratic Politics and Policy Making

Chapter 7. Congressional Foreign Policy Making

Chapter 8. Pluralist Policy Processes and Societal Actors

Chapter 9. Pluralist Policy Making and International Actors

 

PART 3. POLICY OUTPUTS AND LOOKING AHEAD

Chapter 10. Foreign Policy Outputs

Chapter 11. The Future of American Foreign Policy Making

 


II) Detailed Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Introduction: The Foreign Policy-Making Process in the Post-9/11 Era

Questions to Consider

Introduction

How Is Foreign Policy Made, and By Whom?

The Plan of the Book

 

PART 1. FOREIGN POLICY INPUTS

 

Chapter 2. Interpretive Ideas: The Impact of Foreign Policy Theories

Questions to Consider

Introduction

Theories and International Politics

The Theories Applied: NATO Expansion

Conclusion: The Importance of Theories

 

Chapter 3. The Context of Policy Making

Questions to Consider

Introduction

The External Context

The Internal Context

Conclusion: Foreign Policy Priorities in the Current Context

 

PART 2. POLICY-MAKING PROCESSES

 

Chapter 4. Governmental Policy-Making Actors

Questions to Consider

Introduction

Executive Branch Actors

Congressional Actors

Judicial Actors

Conclusion: A Plethora of Governmental Actors

 

Chapter 5. Individual and Small Group Decision Making

Questions to Consider

Introduction

Small Group Decision Making

Conclusion

 

Chapter 6. Bureaucratic Politics and Policy Making

Questions to Consider

Introduction

Bureaucratic Motivations

Policy Making Phases

Issues and Organizational Roles

Bureaucratic Policy Making

Bureaucratic Advantages and Disadvantages

Conclusion

 

Chapter 7. Congressional Foreign Policy Making

Questions to Consider

Introduction

Who in Congress Makes Foreign Policy?

What Motivates MCs?

Processes of Congressional Influence

Congressional Foreign Policy Influence

Conclusion

 

Chapter 8. Pluralist Policy Processes and Societal Actors

Questions to Consider

Introduction

Pluralist Policy Processes

Societal Actors

Motivating Inputs

Influencing Foreign Policy

Conclusion

 

Chapter 9. Pluralist Policy Making and International Actors

Questions to Consider

Introduction

International Organizations

Non-Governmental Organizations

Individuals

Shaping Foreign Policy

Influencing Foreign Policy

Conclusion

 

PART 3. POLICY OUTPUTS AND LOOKING AHEAD

 

Chapter 10. Foreign Policy Outputs

Questions to Consider

Introduction

Hard Power

Soft Power

Smart Power

Conclusion: The State of the U.S. Foreign Policy Toolbox

 

Chapter 11. The Future of American Foreign Policy Making

Questions to Consider

Introduction

Policy Inputs

Policy Making Processes

Policy Outputs

Conclusion

 

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