The Foreign Policy Puzzle

Interests, Threats, and Tools

Author: Keith Shimko

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199988778

Category: United States

Page: 192

View: 1280


Keith Shimko's The Foreign Policy Puzzle: Interests, Threats, and Tools provides a unique framework for students to think critically about issues in American foreign policy, concentrating on the dilemmas that face policy makers today.

A Concise History of U.S. Foreign Policy

Author: Joyce P. Kaufman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742567108

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

View: 2283


Now in a fully updated edition, this knowledgeable and reader-friendly text gives a conceptual and historical overview of American foreign relations from the founding to the present. Providing students with a solid and readily understandable framework for evaluating American foreign policy decisions, Joyce P. Kaufman clearly explains key decisions and why they were made. Compact yet thorough, the book offers instructors a concise introduction that can be easily supplemented with other sources.

The Singapore Puzzle

Author: Michael Haas

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275963798

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 1936


As Singapore's prosperity increases, its democratic practices decline. Haas and his contributors examine why. Seven writers, some of whom have suffered financially and physically from dictatorial excesses in this island republic, try to explain this puzzle.

The New Foreign Policy

U.S. and Comparative Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

Author: Laura Neack

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742501478

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

View: 9000


A study of foreign policy in the new millennium. Laura Neack draws on examples that range from the Dalai Lama and Pinochet to Amnesty International and Al Qaeda to illustrate the changing character of foreign policy-making and also to suggest its powerful effects in the world.

Mass Media and American Foreign Policy

Insider Perspectives on Global Journalism and the Foreign Policy Process

Author: Patrick O'Heffernan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780893917296

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

View: 5215


Has the relationship between the media and international relations undergone a fundamental change since Bernard Cohen wrote the 1962 classic, The Press and Foreign Policy? Using data from three years of empirical research at the highest level of the U.S. foreign policy community, the author argues that it has changed, and that totally new theory in both communication and policymaking are needed to understand how nations interact in today's era of global media. Using survey data, in-depth interviews with former President Jimmy Carter and other senior policy officials, and case studies, the author offers a new model of media-influenced foreign policy based on his theory of interdependant mutual exploitation to explain the role of mass media in the foreign policy process.

Essence of Political Manipulation

Emotion, Institutions, & Greek Foreign Policy

Author: Nikolaos Zahariadis

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820479033

Category: Political Science

Page: 231

View: 6140


This book takes an intriguingly original look at the dynamics of foreign policy making. Adopting a theory of political manipulation and using the case of Greek policy toward the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Nikolaos Zahariadis examines how human emotion and political institutions interact to produce cooperative and confrontational decisions. His findings have implications for policy makers, students of politics, and informed citizens who want to know how leaders manipulate ideas, emotions, and democratic institutions to make decisions that -win all the battles, but ultimately lose the war-."

Foreign policy formulation

a case study of the Nuclear test ban treaty of 1963

Author: Mary Milling Lepper,United States

Publisher: Merrill Publishing Company


Category: Political Science

Page: 191

View: 6150


Prospect Theory and Foreign Policy Analysis in the Asia Pacific

Rational Leaders and Risky Behavior

Author: Kai He,Huiyun Feng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415656214

Category: Political Science

Page: 155

View: 1358


Why does North Korea behave erratically in pursuing its nuclear weapons program? Why did the United States prefer bilateral alliances to multilateral ones in Asia after World War II? Why did China become "nice"—no more military coercion—in dealing with the pro-independence Taiwan President Chen Shuibian after 2000? Why did China compromise in the negotiation of the Chunxiao gas exploration in 2008 while Japan became provocative later in the Sino-Japanese disputes in the East China Sea? North Korea’s nuclear behavior, U.S. alliance strategy, China’s Taiwan policy, and Sino-Japanese territorial disputes are all important examples of seemingly irrational foreign policy decisions that have determined regional stability and Asian security. By examining major events in Asian security, this book investigates why and how leaders make risky and seemingly irrational decisions in international politics. The authors take the innovative step of integrating the neoclassical realist framework in political science and prospect theory in psychology. Their analysis suggests that political leaders are more likely to take risky actions when their vital interests and political legitimacy are seriously threatened. For each case, the authors first discuss the weaknesses of some of the prevailing arguments, mainly from rationalist and constructivist theorizing, and then offer an alternative explanation based on their political legitimacy-prospect theory model. This pioneering book tests and expands prospect theory to the study of Asian security and challenges traditional, expected-utility-based, rationalist theories of foreign policy behavior.

Explaining Foreign Policy

International Diplomacy and the Russo-Georgian War

Author: Hans Mouritzen,Anders Wivel

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781588268358

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 4631


Why would Georgia attack South Ossetia in August 2008, with Russian forces conducting exercises nearby? This remains a puzzle to analysts-on a not inconsiderable list of foreign policy puzzles. Hans Mouritzen and Anders Wivel use the example of the Russo-Georgian war to illustrate and evaluate their original model for explaining foreign policy behavior. The authors apply the model to the actions of 40 countries in relation to the 2008 war. Uniquely linking system, interstate, and intrastate levels of explanation, and benefiting from the WikiLeaks revelations, they offer an important new tool for foreign policy analysis.

Foreign Policy in the European Union

History, theory & practice

Author: Ben Soetendorp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317881214

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 3501


Ben Soetendorp examines the extent to which individual member states - each with their own history, special interests and styles of foreign policy-making - still dominate the common foreign policy making process within the European Union. The first part of the book reviews the diverse foreign policy patterns of the individual member states towards European integration, describes the various styles of foreign policy and examines the institutional arrangements for joint foreign policy-making created by the member states at EU level. The second part looks more closely at the reality of foreign policy making in a number of case studies, focusing on the diplomatic, military and economic dimensions of European Union's foreign policy. This structure and approach enable s the reader to understand the reality of European foreign policy-making, to comprehend the relationship between the foreign policies of the member states of the EU and the foreign policy of the EU as a whole and to make a judgement as to the likely scenarios for the future. Foreign Policy in the European Union is an important and accessible addition to the textbook literature on European integration that will be essential reading for undergraduate and Masters level courses on European integration within politics, international relations, European Studies and history degrees.

Foreign Policy In A Transformed World

Author: Mark Webber,Michael Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131790334X

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 8454


For 2nd and 3rd year courses in international politics and foreign policy. This text examines foreign policy in relation to 'change and transformation.' It discusses traditional assumptions about foreign policy and foreign policy making, and develops a framework to facilitate analysis of the challenges faced by foreign policy makers in the late 1990s. The central elements of the framework are the foreign policy arena, decision-making and implementation. The book then applies the framework to a set of regional case studies, to explore the global and regional arenas and the challenges to which they give rise. Finally, specific case studies of two countries per region highlight the range of impacts for the changing global and regional context, to focus on the analysis of decision-making and implementation, and to illustrate the benefits of comparative analysis.

The Foreign Policies of the Global South

Rethinking Conceptual Frameworks

Author: Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-Wagner

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588261755

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

View: 761


Seeking to refocus thinking about the behavior of the global south (third world) states in international affairs, this book explores contending explanations of global south foreign policy and strategy. The authors draw on both traditional approaches and newer conceptualizations in foreign policy analysis, contributing to the development of an integrated theoretical framework. Examples from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Arab world enrich the analysis.

Power Over Rationality

The Bush Administration and the Gulf Crisis

Author: Alex Roberto Hybel

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791414217

Category: History

Page: 143

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To most Americans, the Gulf War symbolizes the culmination of a highly sophisticated decision-making process within the Bush administration. In this highly readable and challenging book, Hybel demonstrates the shortcomings of such a view by using cognitive models to examine how the administration defined problems, identified goals, assessed alternatives, and selected options during the seven months preceding the start of the war. This book will prove to be a critical contribution to the understanding of the Bush administration's thinking process during the Gulf crisis and of the value of cognitive models in explaining foreign policy making.

Contemporary European Foreign Policy

Author: Walter Carlsnaes,Helene Sjursen,Brian White

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412900010

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 4793


Bogen behandler europæisk udenrigspolitik i bred forstand og kommer ind på forsvarspolitik, diplomati, menneskerettigheder og sikkerhedspolitik

Research Design in European Studies

Establishing Causality in Europeanization

Author: T. Exadaktylos,C. Radaelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137005092

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

View: 7923


A seminal text in European studies, which addresses issues of research design and causal analysis. The chapters draw on different methodological traditions, notions of causality, and methods and use strong research design to address substantive problems in public policy, party politics, foreign policy and legislative studies.

When Leaders Learn and When They Don't

Mikhail Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung at the End of the Cold War

Author: Akan Malici

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079147903X

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

View: 7057


Develops a new and dynamic theory of foreign policy decision making and experiential learning.

Worldviews of Aspiring Powers

Domestic Foreign Policy Debates in China, India, Iran, Japan, and Russia

Author: Henry R. Nau,Deepa M. Ollapally

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199985995

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 4081


Worldviews of Aspiring Powers provides a serious study of the domestic foreign policy debates in five world powers who have gained more influence as the US's has waned: China, Japan, India, Russia and Iran. Featuring a leading regional scholar for each essay, each essay identifies the most important domestic schools of thought--nationalists, realists, globalists, idealists/exceptionalists--and connects them to the historical and institutional sources that fuel each nation's foreign policy experience. While scholars have applied this approach to US foreign policy, this book is the first to track the competing schools of foreign policy thought within five of the world's most important rising powers. Concise and systematic, Worldviews of Aspiring Powers will serve as both an essential resource for foreign policy scholars trying to understand international power transitions and as a text for courses that focus on the same.

The Policy Puzzle

Finding Solutions in the Diverse American System

Author: Donald T. Wells,Christopher Hamilton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Policy sciences.

Page: 331

View: 5210


The War Puzzle

Author: John A. Vasquez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521366748

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

View: 9096


This book constructs a new scientific explanation of the causes of war. The author describes systematically those factors common to wars between equal states to see if there is a pattern that suggests why war occurs and delineates the typical path by which relatively equal states have become embroiled in wars with one another in the modern global system. The book differs from others in that it employs the large number of empirical findings generated in the past twenty-five years to solve the puzzle of war and peace.