Congress and the Politics of Foreign Policy
For undergraduate/graduate courses in American Government, Media and Politics, American Political Culture, Legislative Process, Constitutional Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy.This volume explores the changing parameters of presidential-congressional relations in the area of foreign policy. It addresses the struggle between the three branches of government, in view of increasing congressional assertiveness and the complexity of the president's multiple foreign policy agendas. The combination of the individual essays collected in this volume accurately describes the political reality of contemporary politics.
- Paperback | 194 pages
- 152.4 x 223.52 x 12.7mm | 294.83g
- 15 Aug 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
Table of contents
I. AN INVITATION TO STRUGGLE. 1. The War Power: No Checks, No Balances, Louis Fisher. 2. Congress: How Silent a Partner? John F. Stack, Jr. and Colton C. Campbell. II. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE TREATY MAKING PROCESS. 3. Advice and Consent: The Forgotten Power, David P. Auerswald. 4. Presidential and Congressional Relations in Foreign Affairs: The Treaty-Making Power and the Rise of Executive Agreements, David M. O'Brien. 5. A Tale of Two Treaties: The Practical Politics of Treaty Ratification in the U.S. Senate, C. Lawrence Evans and Walter J. Oleszek. III. LEGISLATING FOREIGN POLICY. 6. Alarms and Patrols: Legislative Oversight in Foreign and Defense Policy, Christopher J. Deering. 7. The Republican House and Foreign Policy in the 104th Congress and Beyond, Jonathan D. Mott and Nicol C. Rae. 8. Context and Decision: Explaining U.S. Policy toward Cuba, 1980 to 2000, Christine DeGregorio and David H. Richards. Internet Addresses. Index.
"The editors bring together a top-flight collection of scholars to offer a broad, yet coherent, set of articles. The material here will serve as a solid foundation for understanding the relationship between the Congress and the executive branch in the post-9/11/01 era ....Overall, Campbell, Rae, and Stack have produced a valuable volume that will prove useful for understanding how global engagement, whether we encourage it or not, has framed the politics within the Washington beltway. Both general readers and undergraduates can profit from this collection, which addresses the major elements of congressional involvement in foreign policy, as well as offering extended analyses of the complexities of Cuban policy and increasing partisanship in foreign policymaking." - Burden Loomis, University of Kansas"This volume of provocative and thoughtful essays belongs in the library of anyone interested in either the U.S. Congress or the making of foreign policy. The collection would work well in courses on either topic; the essays provide the basis for lively debate about the role of Congress in foreign policy-what it is and what it should be." - Barbara Sinclair, University of California
About John F. Stack
COLTON C. CAMPBELL is Assistant Professor of political science at Florida International University. He is author of Discharging Congress: Government by Commission and coeditor of New Majority or Old Minority? The Impact of Republicans on Congress; The Contentious Senate: Partisanship, Ideology, and the Myth of Cool Judgment; and Congress Confronts the Court: The Struggle for Legitimacy and Authority in Lawmaking. He served as an APSA Congressional Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Bob Graham (D-Fla.). NICOL C. RAE is Professor of political science at Florida International University. He is author of The Decline and Fall of the Liberal Republicans: From 1952 to the Present; Southern Democrats; and Conservative Reformers: The Freshman Class of the 104th Congress. He is coauthor of Governing America and coeditor of New Majority or Old Minority? The Impact of Republicans on Congress and The Contentious Senate: Partisanship, Ideology, and the Myth of Cool Judgment. He served as an APSA Congressional Fellow in the offices of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and U.S. Representative George P. Radanovich (R-Calif.). JOHN F STACK, JR. is Professor of political science and law at Florida International University and Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship and the Ethnic Studies Certificate Program. He is author of International Conflict in an International City: Boston's Irish, Italians, and Jews, 1935-1944, and coediter of Ethnic Identities in a Transnational World; Policy Choices: Critical Issues in American Foreign Policy; The Primordial Challenge: Ethnicity in the Modern World; The Ethnic Entanglement; and Congress Confronts the Court: The Struggle for Legitimacy and Authority in Lawmaking.