American Foreign Policy Making and the Democratic Dilemmas (6th Revised edition)

American Foreign Policy Making and the Democratic Dilemmas (6th Revised edition)

By: Eric M. Uslaner (author), John W. Spanier (author)Paperback

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This study illustrates the connection between foreign policy making and domestic politics. The text covers Congress, public opinion and interest groups, and emphazises the tensions inherent in democratic governance. It also considers the implications of the demise of the Soviet Union for democratic foreign policy formation and examines the impact of the 1992 Presidential and Congressional elections on foreign policy decision making.

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Preface. 1. Foreign Policy in a Democracy. 2. Presidential Preeminence in the Making of Foreign Policy. 3. The Presidency and Executive-Legislative Relations. 4. Congress: How Silent a Partner? 5. The Fourth Circle I: Public Opinion. 6. The Fourth Circle II: Elections, Political Parties, and the Media. 7. The Fourth Circle III: Local Activists and Interest Groups. 8. The Rational Actor Model and Crisis Decisions. 9. The Bureaucratic Politics Model and Noncrisis Decisions. 10. Balancing the Scales? Further Readings. Index.

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  • publication date: 11/08/1993
  • ISBN13: 9780024142016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780024142016
  • weight: 1238
  • ISBN10: 0024142018
  • edition: 6th Revised edition

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