The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2012-06-19
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

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The sixth edition of this leading reader for courses in American foreign policy 11 offers students an up-to-date, highly accessible introduction to the broad array of domestic factors influencing U.S. policymakers. James M. McCormick has carefully selected two dozen current essays by a distinguished group of leading experts-scholars, journalists, and public officials-including eleven new and seven updated contributions. Book jacket.

Author Biography

James M. McCormick is professor and chair of the department of political science at Iowa State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policyp. 1
The Societal Environmentp. 19
The Future of American Power: Dominance and Decline in Perspectivep. 33
Think Again: American Declinep. 47
The Tea Party, Populism, and the Domestic Culture of U.S. Foreign Policyp. 55
Ethnic Interest Groups in American Foreign Policyp. 67
The Israel Lobbyp. 89
American Veterans in Government and the Use of Forcep. 105
Events, Elites, and American Public Support for Military Conflictp. 123
External Affairs and the Electoral Connectionp. 139
The Institutional Settingp. 157
Person and Office: Presidents, the Presidency, and Foreign Policyp. 179
Presidents Who Initiate Warsp. 189
How National Security Advisers See Their Rolep. 209
The Shifting Pendulum of Power: Executive-Legislative Relations on American Foreign Policyp. 223
Leading through Civilian Powerp. 239
A Leaner and Meaner Defensep. 253
Why Intelligence and Policymakers Clashp. 267
Intermestic Politics and Homeland Securityp. 285
American Trade Policymaking: A Unique Processp. 301
Decision-Makers and Their Policymaking Positionsp. 319
How Could Vietnam Happen? An Autopsyp. 333
Policy Preferences and Bureaucratic Position: The Case of the American Hostage Rescue Missionp. 345
Roles, Politics, and the Survival of the V-22 Ospreyp. 361
NATO Expansion: The Anatomy of a Decisionp. 383
Sources of Humanitarian Intervention: Beliefs, Information, and Advocacy in U.S. Decisions on Somalia and Bosniap. 399
Last Standp. 417
Obama: The Consequentialistp. 429
Indexp. 449
About the Editor and Contributorsp. 469
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