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American foreign policy : past, present, future

Author: Glenn P Hastedt
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2003.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn P Hastedt
ISBN: 0130975176 9780130975171
OCLC Number: 48958308
Description: xiv, 442 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I The Global Context of American Foreign Policy --
Chapter 1 The Global Setting of American Foreign Policy 1 --
Why the International System Matters 1 --
Globalization 1 --
What Type of International System Exists Today? 2 --
The International System: Structural Constants 3 --
Decentralization 3 --
Self-Help System 3 --
A Stratified System 4 --
The International System: Postwar Trends 5 --
Diffusion of Power 5 --
Issue Proliferation 6 --
Actor Proliferation 7 --
Regional Diversity 9 --
The International System: Emerging Characteristics of the Post-Cold War World 10 --
Plan of the Text 14 --
Chapter 2 The Emerging Foreign Policy Agenda 16 --
Foreign Policy Problems 16 --
Thinking about Foreign Policy Problems 17 --
The National Interest 19 --
The Evolving Foreign Policy Agenda 23 --
Economic Development: From Producing Growth to Managing Capital Flows 23 --
Terrorism: From Contesting Isolated Attacks to Conducting a Global Crusade 24 --
Military Strategy: From Interstate War to Peacemaking and (Perhaps) Cyberwarfare 25 --
Arms Control: From Limiting Nuclear Weapons to Controlling the Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction 26 --
Human Rights: From Political Rights and Genocide to Social and Economic Rights 27 --
The Global Environment: From Exploitation to Protection? 28 --
Part II The Historical Context of American Foreign Policy --
Chapter 3 The American National Style 30 --
Isolationism versus Internationalism 32 --
Sources of the American National Style 34 --
Patterns 36 --
Unilateralism 36 --
Moral Pragmatism 38 --
Legalism 40 --
Consequences of the American National Style 41 --
A Revival of Wilsonianism? 43 --
Other Voices from the Past 45 --
Chapter 4 Post-Vietnam U.S. Foreign Policy 49 --
The Nixon (and Ford) Administration: Leaving Vietnam and Entering Detente 49 --
Nixon's Foreign Policy Evaluated 53 --
The Carter Administration: American Foreign Policy with a Purpose: Promoting Human Rights 54 --
Carter's Foreign Policy Evaluated 58 --
The Reagan Administration: A Renewed Cold War 59 --
Reagan's Foreign Policy Evaluated 65 --
The George Bush Administration: Leaving the Cold War and Entering a New World 66 --
George Bush's Foreign Policy Evaluated 72 --
The Clinton Administration: The First Post-Cold War Presidency 73 --
Clinton's Foreign Policy Evaluated 80 --
The George W. Bush Administration: Year One 82 --
Chapter 5 Learning from the Past 86 --
How Do Policy Makers Learn from the Past? 86 --
Events Policy Makers Learn From 88 --
Types of Calculations Made about Those Events 89 --
Lessons Learned 90 --
Learning from the Past: Case Studies 92 --
The Cold War 92 --
Vietnam 102 --
The Persian Gulf War 110 --
Part III The Foreign Affairs Government --
Chapter 6 The Domestic Context of American Foreign Policy 125 --
The Media and American Foreign Policy 127 --
The Media and the Gulf War 130 --
The Media and the War against Terrorism 132 --
Public Opinion 132 --
Trends and Content 134 --
Public Opinion and the Use of Force 136 --
Impact 138 --
Elections 139 --
Voter Knowledge and Issue Voting 140 --
Party and Candidate Differences 141 --
Impact 142 --
Interest Groups 143 --
Types of Groups 146 --
Impact 151 --
Political Protest 152 --
Policy Maker Response 152 --
An Example: U.S. Policy toward El Salvador 153 --
Chapter 7 The Constitution and Foreign Affairs 160 --
Treaty-Making Powers 160 --
Senatorial Advice and Consent 160 --
Executive Agreements 164 --
The Role of the House and the Panama Canal Treaties 167 --
Appointment Powers 169 --
War Powers 171 --
Commerce Powers 175 --
Federalism and the States 177 --
Chapter 8 The Presidency 184 --
Presidential Personality 186 --
When Does the Individual Matter? 188 --
Presidential Bureaucracy 190 --
The National Security Council 190 --
Presidential Decision Making 194 --
Presidential Transitions 195 --
Chapter 9 Congress and Foreign Policy 201 --
Congressional Structure and Foreign Policy 202 --
Blunt Foreign Policy Tools 202 --
Decentralization 206 --
Policy Entrepreneurship 207 --
Staff Aids 208 --
The Influence of Party and Region 209 --
Foreign Policy Impact 210 --
Congress and the President: The Changing Relationship 212 --
Changes over Time 212 --
Changes by Policy Area 214 --
Chapter 10 The Foreign Affairs Bureaucracy 218 --
The State Department 219 --
Structure and Growth 219 --
The State Department's Value System 221 --
Foreign Policy Impact 225 --
The Defense Department 226 --
Structure and Growth 226 --
The Defense Department's Value System 228 --
Foreign Policy Impact 230 --
The CIA and the Intelligence Community 231 --
Structure and Growth 231 --
The Intelligence Community's Value System 235 --
Foreign Policy Impact 237 --
The Domestic Bureaucracies: Treasury, Commerce, and Agriculture 238 --
Part IV Foreign Policy Making --
Chapter 11 Models of Policy Making: Overview 244 --
The Rational Actor Model 245 --
Bureaucratic Politics 246 --
Small Group Decision Making 248 --
Elite Theory and Pluralism 253 --
Summary: Integrating Models and Additional Responsibilities 255 --
Chapter 12 Decision Making: Case Studies 259 --
The Cuban Missile Crisis 259 --
The Crisis: An Overview 259 --
Three Views of the Cuban Missile Crisis 262 --
The MX 265 --
First Stages: A Bureaucratic Perspective 266 --
Later Stages: A Pluralist Perspective 269 --
The Alliance for Progress and the Caribbean Basin Initiative 274 --
Alliance for Progress 275 --
Caribbean Basin Initiative 278 --
Negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 280 --
The Bargaining Phase 281 --
The Ratification Phase 284 --
Part V Policy Tools --
Chapter 13 Diplomacy 289 --
Selecting a Policy Instrument 289 --
Bilateral Diplomacy 291 --
Incentives versus Sanctions 293 --
Summit Diplomacy 294 --
East-West Superpower Summits 295 --
Western Economic Summits 296 --
Conference Diplomacy 297 --
GATT 297 --
Environmental Conferences 298 --
UN Diplomacy 300 --
The Political Use of Force 301 --
Arms Transfers 304 --
Chapter 14 Covert Action 311 --
Techniques of Covert Action 312 --
Post-Cold War Covert Action 319 --
The Covert War against Osama bin Laden 320 --
Congress and the CIA 322 --
Era of Trust 322 --
Era of Skepticism 324 --
Era of Uneasy Partnership 326 --
Congress as Impatient Overseer 328 --
Chapter 15 The Economic Instruments 335 --
Strategic Outlooks 336 --
Trade Strategies 336 --
Monetary Strategies 339 --
Economic Sanctions 340 --
Inventory of Options 340 --
Economic Sanctions in the Persian Gulf War 344 --
Rules of Economic Conflict 345 --
Foreign Aid 347 --
Types of Foreign Aid 347 --
U.S. Foreign Aid: A Historical Overview 349 --
Post-Cold War Foreign Aid 350 --
Chapter 16 Military Power 355 --
Development of U.S. and Soviet Nuclear Arsenals 356 --
What Does It All Mean? 358 --
A Historical Survey of U.S. Nuclear Strategy 362 --
Post-Cold War Nuclear Strategy 366 --
The U.S. Strategic Nuclear Arsenal 366 --
U.S. Nuclear Strategy 368 --
Current Issues 368 --
Strategies for the Use of Conventional Military Force 371 --
Post-Cold War Scenarios and Threat Assessments 371 --
Issues in the Post-Cold War Use of Conventional Military Power 376 --
Alliances and Coalitions 377 --
The Post-Cold War Purposes of American Military Power 379 --
The Nature of Post-Cold War Conflict 381 --
International Terrorism 382 --
Chapter 17 Arms Control and Missile Defense 387 --
Success or Failure? 387 --
A Historical Survey of Arms Control 389 --
1946 to 1957 389 --
1958 to 1972 390 --
1973 to 1988 391 --
1989 to 2001 393 --
2001 395 --
Defense 396 --
The Strategic Defense Initiative 396 --
Missile Defense Systems 397 --
The Post-Cold War Agenda 399 --
The Proliferation Challenge 399 --
Why Proliferation? 399 --
Policy Choices: Goals 400 --
Strategies and Tactics 402 --
Chapter 18 Alternative Futures 409 --
Choices 409 --
Alternative Futures 410 --
The United States as an Ordinary State 410 --
Reformed America 411 --
The United States as a Global Manager 413 --
Pragmatic America 414 --
Neo-Containment 415 --
Triumphant America 417 --
American Crusader 418 --
America the Balancer 419 --
Disengaged America 420 --
The Future 421.
Responsibility: Glenn P. Hastedt.

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