American Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century (Fourth Edition)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON
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Addressing both foreign policy strategy and foreign policy politics, Bruce Jentleson'”respected scholar, award-winning teacher, and foreign policy practitioner'”offers students the theoretical framework, historical context, and policy analysis essential for understanding American foreign policy in the twenty-first century. Professor Jentleson focuses on foreign policy strategy and foreign policy politics and employs a four-part framework (the four Ps: Power, Peace, Prosperity, and Principles) through which students can begin to appreciate the problems and choices faced by the United States as it tries to steer a course through world events. The Fourth Edition of American Foreign Policy has been thoroughly updated with relevant political developments, including foreign policy changes instituted by the Obama administration.

Table of Contents

The Context of U.S. Foreign Policy: Theory and History
The Strategic Context: Foreign Policy Strategy and the Essence of Choice
The Domestic Context: Foreign Policy Politics and the Process of Choice
The Historical Context: Great Debates in American Foreign Policy, 1789-1945
The Cold War Context: Origins and First Stages
The Cold War Context: Lessons and Legacies
American Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century: Choices and Challenges
Foreign Policy Strategy and Foreign Policy Politics in a New Era
Post-Cold War Geopolitics: Major Powers and Regions
The Middle East: Special Focus
Never Again or Yet Again? Genocide and Humanitarian Intervention
The Globalization Agenda
The Coming of a Democratic Century?
The Context of U.S. Foreign Policy
Power: The Mainsprings of American Foreign Policy
Peace: Governance in a Partially Globalized World
Prosperity: The United States and World Economic Power
Principles: The United States and the Global Struggle for Democracy: Early 1990s Perspective
The President and Congress: What the Founding Fathers Intended
Bureaucratic Politics: Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Public Opinion and Foreign Policy: Challenges to the Almond-Lippmann Consensus
Isolationism vs. Internationalism: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Coming of World War II
Imperialism: The American "New Empire"
Cold War Revisionist Critique: The American Conception of National Security and the Beginnings of the Cold War, 1945-48
Nuclear Deterrence Doctrine: Strategy in the Missile Age
Containment: The Sources of Soviet Conduct
Vietnam: The System Worked
Détente: The Search for a "Constructive Relationship"
End of the Cold War: The Unexpected Ronald Reagan
End of the Cold War: The Soviet Union's Crucial Role
American Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century: Choices and Challenges
Unilateralism: The Unipolar Moment Revisited
The United Nations: "We the Peoples"
America as the World's Government: The Case for Goliath
The Paradox of American Power: Superpower But Can't Go It Alone
Bush Doctrine on Pre-emption: Pre-emption and National Security Strategy
Bush Doctrine Critique: America's Imperial Ambition
9/11 Commission, A Global Strategy against Terrorism: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States
International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, The Responsibility to Protect: The Case for Humanitarian Intervention
Preventing Genocide: A Blueprint for U.S. Policymakers
The Media and Foreign Policy: The Media and U.S. Policies Toward Intervention: A Closer Look at the "CNN Effect"
UNAIDS, The Global AIDS Crisis: 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic
The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming: An Inconvenient Truth
NGOs: Transitional Networks in International Politics: An Introduction
The Triumph of Democracy: The End of History?
Ongoing Threats to Democracy: The Clash of Civilizations?
Democratic Peace?: Democratization and the Danger of War
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