In The Crisis of American Foreign Policy, noted scholar Howard J. Wiarda argues that the foreign policy of the United States reflects the divisions and dysfunctions we see in our domestic culture and society. This text tackles such critical issues as ethnocentrism in foreign policy as well as U.S. efforts to extend democracy, human rights, and civil society in other countries. Key areas covered include Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Concise, clearly written, well-organized, challenging, and provocative, this is a text that students and professors alike will appreciate.
Howard J. Wiarda is Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations and head of the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia. He is also Senior Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington.
Introduction: Rethinking American Foreign Policy Part I: American Foreign Policy: Crisis and Change Chapter 1: American Foreign Policy: Politics and Paralysis Chapter 2: New Challenges in U.S. Foreign Policy Chapter 3: The Main Institutions of Foreign Policymaking Chapter 4: The New Powerhouses: Think Tanks and Foreign Policy Chapter 5: The Washington Social Circuit and Foreign Policy Part II: Hot Global Issues Chapter 6: Ethnocentrism and Foreign Policy: Can We Understand the Third World? Chapter 7: The Democracy Agenda in U.S. Foreign Policy Chapter 8: Human Rights Policy Chapter 9: Friendly Tyrants and American Interests Chapter 10: Globalization and Its Critics Part III: Regional Responses Chapter 11: Asia and the Effort to Grow Civil Society Chapter 12: Democracy and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter 13: Benign Neglect: American Foreign Policy in Latin America in the Post-Cold War Era Chapter 14: The Middle East and Islamic Society Conclusion Suggested Readings