American Foreign Policy and Political Ambition
By: James Lee Ray (author)Paperback
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The text begins by using this analytic approach to look at the history of foreign policymaking and then examines how various parties inside and outside government influence decision making. In a unique third section, the book takes a regional approach, not only covering trends other books tend to miss, but giving students the opportunity to think comprehensively about how issues intersect around the globe-from human security and democratization, to globalization and pollution.
Guided by input from adopters and reviewers, Ray has thoroughly re-organized the book and streamlined some coverage to better consolidate the historical, institutional, regional, and topical chapters and focus the thematic lens of the book. Ray has also brought the book fully up-to-date, addressing the latest events in American foreign policy, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the killing of Bin Laden, the WikiLeaks scandal and its aftermath, the impact of social media on foreign policy and world affairs, nuclear proliferation, developments in U.S.-Russian relations, climate change, and more.
James Ray received his B.A. from Ohio State, and PhD from the University of Michigan. He has held positions at SUNY-Fredonia, the University of New Mexico, Florida State University, and is currently at Vanderbilt University. His research and writing have focused on international conflict, and most recently on the relationship of democracy to conflict. His introductory text on international relations has been published in 8 editions since 1979.
Tables, Figures, and MapsRegional MapsPreface About the AuthorI. LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS1. The Impacts of American Foreign Policy 2. Analyzing Modern American Foreign Policy: Competing Approaches3. The Past as Prologue: American Foreign Policy from the American Evolution through World War II 4. The Cold War II. FOREIGN POLICY PROCESSES - INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE GOVERNMENT5. The President and Congress6. Government Agencies, Economic Issues, and Foreign Policy7. The Impact of Extra-Governmental Factors on American Foreign Policy: Political Parties, Interest Groups, the Mass Media, and Public Opinion III. U.S. FOREIGN POLICY IN REGIONAL CONTEXTS 8. The United States and Europe: A Parting of the Ways? 9. Inter-American Relations10. The United States and Sub-Saharan Africa 11. The United States in Asia: The Coming Clash with China? 12. The United States, Israel, and Its Neighbors13. The U.S. Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: Their Origins (and Legality)14. The Evolution and Conclusion of the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq 15. U.S. Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century BibliographyGlossaryFor Further Research Index
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