The Politics of United States Foreign Policy

The Politics of United States Foreign Policy

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Completely revised and updated, THE POLITICS OF UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY shows how government, society, and the global environment-the three basic levels of analysis-affect the real world of politics and the policymaking process. The text addresses presents three critical themes: dominant patterns of continuity and change in the foreign policy process, the President's ability to govern, and the tensions between the demands of democracy and those of national security. Not only are important institutions covered, but also the reader is given an-depth view into the policymaking process, and is linked to evidence emphasizing the dynamic nature of politics. It offers a blend of substance, theory and history, and is accessible and interesting, making it appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students alike.
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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 188.5 x 234.2 x 22.9mm | 948.02g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0155058843
  • 9780155058842

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"Jerel Rosati has been a Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of South Carolina since 1982. His area of specialization is the theory and practice of Foreign Policy, focusing on the United States policymaking process, decision-making theory, and the political psychological study of human cognition. He is the author and editor of five books and over forty articles and chapters. Professor Rosati has received numerous outstanding teaching awards, such as the Outstanding Professor of the Year in the Humanities and Social Sciences by the South Carolina (Honors) College, the Outstanding Teacher in International Studies in the Department of Government and International Studies, Excellence in Teaching by the University of South Carolina Alpha Chapter of the Mortar Board Honor Society, and Outstanding Teacher in Political Science by the American Political Science Association and Pi Sigma Alpha (The National Political Science Honor Society). He has been a Research Associate in the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division of the Library of Congress's Congressional Research Service, Visiting Professor at Somalia National University, and Visiting Scholar at the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing, China. Recently, he was the Program Director and Academic Director of a U.S. Department of State Fulbright American Studies Institute on U.S. Foreign Policy for eighteen scholar-practitioners from all over the world." "I love this book. Very sound approach that will only get better with each edition." "In the past, the NWC has used a 'reader' for this course consisting of relevant articles from the academic community, newspapers, and official documents. The strength of this textbook is that it covers almost all the material in a single location. . . . Offers students an understanding of virtually all factors that contribute to the development and implementation of US Foreign and Defense policy. . . . Will recommend to my successor." " It is really the best single source on all aspects of the policy process." "In a unique blend of substance and theory that comprehensively examines U.S. foreign policy, Rosati has achieved that delicate balance between readability for undergraduates and theoretical relevance for both graduate students and specialists. This textbook clearly has no equal in the field."
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