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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 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.
Joyce P. Kaufman is professor of political science and director of the Whittier Scholars Program at Whittier College.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Second Edition||p. ix|
|Setting the Stage for Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy||p. 1|
|Introduction to U.S. Foreign Policy||p. 4|
|What Is Foreign Policy?||p. 8|
|Foreign Policy Orientations||p. 14|
|Theory and Context||p. 17|
|Identifying Themes||p. 18|
|Who Makes Foreign Policy and Why Are Particular Decisions Made?||p. 19|
|Who Is Affected by U.S. Foreign Policy Decisions?||p. 24|
|Setting the Stage||p. 27|
|Unilateralism to Engagement: The Founding to the End of World War I||p. 31|
|The Beginning||p. 32|
|Manifest Destiny, the Monroe Doctrine, and Westward Expansion||p. 36|
|The Civil War||p. 41|
|The Spanish-American War||p. 42|
|The Scramble for Concessions||p. 44|
|The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine||p. 45|
|March to World War I||p. 46|
|U.S. Involvement in Russia||p. 50|
|Domestic Issues: The Executive and Legislative Branches||p. 51|
|The Shifting National Interest||p. 52|
|Applying Foreign Policy Concepts: The Spanish-American War||p. 54|
|The Interwar Years through World War II||p. 57|
|Interwar America||p. 58|
|The United Nations: Defining the Postwar World||p. 70|
|The End of Isolationism||p. 72|
|Applying Foreign Policy Concepts: Realism versus Idealism in International Organizations||p. 74|
|The Cold War||p. 77|
|The Early Years of the Cold War||p. 79|
|1947: The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan||p. 84|
|The Escalation of the Cold War: Berlin to Korea||p. 89|
|The Kennedy Years||p. 97|
|Johnson: Vietnam and the Great Society||p. 100|
|Growing Engagement||p. 110|
|Applying Foreign Policy Concepts: The Tonkin Gulf Resolution and the Lessons of Vietnam||p. 111|
|Beyond the Cold War: Reagan through Clinton||p. 115|
|From Cold War to Democratic Revolutions||p. 116|
|George H. W. Bush and the ˘New World Order÷||p. 121|
|The Clinton Years||p. 125|
|Rethinking Foreign Policy Prior to 9/11||p. 134|
|Applying Foreign Policy Concepts: The Use of U.S. Troops for Humanitarian Purposes||p. 135|
|September 11 and After||p. 139|
|George W. Bush: Foreign Policy Before and After September 11||p. 140|
|September 11 and the Responses||p. 142|
|The Obama Administration: The First Year||p. 153|
|Bush versus Obama||p. 162|
|Applying Foreign Policy Concepts: Response to September 11||p. 163|
|The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy||p. 167|
|The Cold War as a Framework for U.S. Foreign Policy||p. 167|
|The Actors and the Domestic Balance of Power||p. 174|
|Challenges to U.S. Foreign Policy in the Future||p. 175|
|Suggested Readings||p. 207|
|About the Author||p. 223|
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