Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective

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In this much-anticipated revision of their unique text, the editors bring together fifteen top scholars to highlight the importance of both internal and external forces in foreign policymaking.

Table of Contents

About the Contributorsp. xiii
Prefacep. xviii
Acknowledgmentsp. xx
The Analysis of Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspectivep. 1
Studying Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspectivep. 1
Defining Foreign Policyp. 2
Comparing Foreign Policiesp. 4
Analyzung Foreign Policiesp. 7
External Factorsp. 7
Anarchy and Power in the International System: Realismp. 7
Interdependence in the International System: Liberalismp. 10
International Norms and Legitimacy: Constructivismp. 12
Internal Factorsp. 13
The Public: Opinion, Identity, and Culturep. 13
Socuetal Groups: Links and Oppositionp. 15
Government Organizations: Democracies and Bureaucraciesp. 16
Leaders: Personalities and Beliefsp. 18
Conclusionp. 19
Questions to Consider When Analyzing Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspectivep. 20
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 21
British Foreign Policy: Continuity and Transformationp. 27
Historical Contextp. 29
External Factorsp. 33
Internal Factorsp. 37
Contemporary Foreign Policy Issuesp. 41
"With but not of Europe": Orientation and Identityp. 41
Ethics and Interventionp. 44
Conclusionp. 49
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 50
French Foreign Policy: Maintaining Global Ambitionsp. 53
Historical Contextp. 55
External Factorsp. 57
Internal Factorsp. 60
Contemporary Foreign Policy Issuesp. 64
Conclusionp. 68
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 68
German Foreign Policy: Gulliver's Travails in the 21st Centuryp. 71
Historical Contextp. 73
External Factorsp. 77
Internal Factorsp. 78
Contemporary German Foreign and Security Policyp. 81
From Kuwait to Kabul: Gulliver and Military Forcep. 82
From Rome to Lisbon: Gulliver in Europep. 85
Conclusionp. 88
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 90
Russian Foreign Policy: A Quest for Great Power Status in a Multipolar Worldp. 94
Historical Contextp. 96
External Factorsp. 100
Internal Factorsp. 104
Contemporary Russian Foreign Policy and she States of the Former Soviet Unionp. 109
Conclusionp. 113
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 114
Foreign Policy of the People's Republic of Chinap. 118
Historical Contextp. 119
Objectives, Guiding Principles, and Strategiesp. 120
External Factorsp. 122
Internal Factorsp. 126
Contemporary Foreign Policy Issuesp. 129
China's Relations with the Two Koreasp. 129
U.S.-China Relationsp. 131
Conclusionp. 134
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 135
Japanese Foreign Policy: The International-Domestic Nexusp. 138
Historical Contextp. 140
External Factorsp. 146
Internal Factorsp. 150
Contemporary Japanese Foreign Policyp. 154
Dispatch of Refueling Vessels to the Indian Oceanp. 154
The Trawler Collision Incident in the East China Seap. 156
Conclusionp. 159
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 161
Coming Into Its Own: Indian Foreign Policyp. 166
Historical Contextp. 168
External Factorsp. 172
Internal Factorsp. 174
Contemporary Foreign Policy Issuesp. 177
Kashmir, Pakistan, and the Terrorism Hydrap. 177
Nuclear Indiap. 179
Conclusionp. 180
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 180
Turkish Foreign Policy: Bridge, Buffer, and Barrierp. 183
Historical Contextp. 185
External Factorsp. 189
Internal Factorsp. 193
Contemporary Turkish Foreign Policyp. 197
Conclusionp. 199
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 200
The Changing Character of Iranian Foreign Policyp. 201
Historical Contextp. 205
External Factorsp. 209
Internal Factorsp. 211
Contemporary Iranian Foreign Policy Challengesp. 216
Conclusionp. 219
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 221
Nigerian Foreign Policy: Unfilled Promisep. 223
Historical Contextp. 224
External Factorsp. 230
Relations Within Africap. 232
Internal Factorsp. 234
Contemporary Foreign Policy Issuesp. 237
Conclusionp. 240
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 242
South African Foreign Policy: Power and Post-Apartheid Identityp. 246
Historical Contextp. 248
External Factorsp. 253
Internal Factorsp. 256
Contemporary Foreign Policy Issuesp. 259
The Neoliberal South Africa and the African Renaissancep. 259
The Crisis of Zimbabwep. 260
Conclusionp. 262
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 263
Brazil: Global Power-to-Be?p. 265
Historical Contextp. 268
External Factorsp. 273
Internal Factorsp. 277
Contemporary Foreign Policy Issuesp. 281
Security and Political Issues: Honduras and Iranp. 281
Trade and Economy: The Two Groups of Twenty (G-20)p. 283
The G-20 and the Financial Crisisp. 284
Conclusionp. 285
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 286
Venezuelan Foreign Policy: Petro-Politics and Paradigm Changep. 290
Historical Contextp. 292
External Factorsp. 296
Internal Factorsp. 299
Contemporary Foreign Policy Issuesp. 302
Regional Integrationp. 302
Venezuelan-United States Bilateral Relationsp. 305
Conclusionp. 307
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 308
Domestic and International Influences on Foreign Policy: A Comparative Perspectivep. 313
Important Questions of Comparative Foreign Policyp. 314
How Does the Pursuit of Power Influence Foreign Policy?p. 315
What Is the Role of Economic Interdependence in Foreign Policy?p. 318
Interdependent and Dependent States in Integrationp. 318
Causes and Consequences of Interdependent Foreign Policiesp. 320
What Is the Role of International Norms and Identity?p. 322
International Norms and Legitimacyp. 322
How Is Foreign Policy Affected by Public Opinion?p. 325
Nondemocracies and Democraciesp. 325
New Democracies in Transitionp. 326
How Does Foreign Policy Respond to Change in Regimes?p. 328
What Is the Role of Leaders in Shaping Foreign Policy?p. 330
Linkages Between Internal and External Factorsp. 333
Conclusionp. 336
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 337
Indexp. 340
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