Making China Policy

Making China Policy : From Nixon to G.W. Bush

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What explains the twists and turns in U.S.-China relations since Richard Nixon initiated a policy of engagement in the early 1970s? Addressing this question, Jean Garrison examines the politics behind U.S. China policy across six administrations - from Nixon to George W. Bush. Garrison finds that a focus on the internal decisionmaking process is key to understanding both continuity and change in more than three decades of U.S.-China relations. Incorporating interactions at the levels of strategic context, presidential beliefs and leadership style, and bureaucratic politics, she constructs a comprehensive explanation of how China policy was formed in each administration. Her thorough - and engaging - account sheds new light on U.S. foreign policy making in general, as well as on Washington's China more

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  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 19.05mm | 498.95g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588263606
  • 9781588263605

About Jean A. Garrison

Jean Garrison is associate professor of political science at the University of Wyoming. She is author of Games Advisors Play: Foreign Policy in the Nixon and Carter more

Table of contents

Introduction: The China Policy Conundrum. Continuity and Change in U.S. China Policy. Challenging the Status Quo: Nixon and the Politics of Rapprochement. Normalization Realized: Carter and the Institutionalization of Engagement. Developing a Strategic Partnership: Reagan and the China-Taiwan Balancing Act. Salvaging Sino-U.S. Relations: G. H. W. Bush and the Aftermath of Tiananmen Square. A Tale of Three Engagements: Clinton and the Struggle to Balance Competing Interests. From Strategic Competitor to Uneasy Ally: G.W. Bush and the Fragile Sino-U.S. Relationship. Conclusion: Recurring Patterns in U.S. China more