U. S. Foreign Policy The Paradox of World Power

ISBN-10: 1452241503
ISBN-13: 9781452241500
Edition: 4th 2014 (Revised)
Authors: Steven W. Hook
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List price: $107.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 5/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

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Preface
The Setting of U.S. Foreign Policy
The United States in a Turbulent World
Snapshot: America's World Power
Challenges to U.S. Primacy
Cycles in the Balance of Power
The Shadow of the Past
Resistance to Globalization
Terrorism and Asymmetric Warfare
The Paradox of America's World Power
Cultural Roots of the Paradox
Institutional Branches
Pervasive Civil Society
Conclusion
Key Terms
Internet References
The Expansion of U.S. Power
Economic and Territorial Expansion
Manifest Destiny on the Western Frontier
Opening the Door to Asia
A Big Stick in Latin America
Fighting Two World Wars
The First World War
Failed Efforts to Keep the Peace
The Second World War
Global Primacy and the Cold War
New Structures of Foreign Policy
Regional Conflicts and the Vietnam Syndrome
The End of the Cold War
New Challenges after the Cold War
Elements of the New World Order
Overseas Unrest and Domestic Unease
September 11 and the War on Terrorism
Conclusion
Key Terms
Internet References
Dynamics of Decision Making
The Global Context: Rival Perspectives
Assumptions of Structural Realism
Liberal Theory and Global Governance
Foreign Policy in a "Constructed" World
Opening the "Black Box" of Domestic Politics
The Impact of Civil Society
Foreign Policy in a "Small State"
Iron Triangles and Issue Networks
Coping with Bureaucratic Politics
Patterns of Organizational Behavior
State and Local Governments
The Human Factor
Beliefs and Cognitive "Shortcuts"
The Power of Personality
The Dangers of "Groupthink"
Crisis Decision Making
Conclusion
Key Terms
Internet References
Inside-Out: Government Sources of Foreign Policy
Presidential Power
The Constitution's Mixed Blessing
The Sharing of Foreign Policy Powers
White House Advantages over Congress
Constraints on Presidential Power
Presidential Prerogative in the "Zone of Twilight"
Setting the Foreign Policy Agenda
Organizing the Chain of Command
Taking the Initiative
Structures of the "Presidential Branch"
Advisory Systems in the Inner Circle
The Vice President's Varying Roles
Judicial Interventions in Foreign Policy
Rulings on Executive and Federal Power
Controversies in the War on Terror
Conclusion
Key Terms
Internet References
Congress beyond the "Water's Edge"
Trends in Legislative-Executive Relations
Collaboration and Discord during the Cold War
Clinton versus the Republican Congress
Deference in the War on Terror
Electoral Backlash and Realignment
Constraints on Congressional Action
Legislating Foreign Policy
Dynamics of the Legislative Process
The Calculus of Voting Behavior
Foreign Policy by Committee
Ongoing Struggles over War Powers
The Power of the Purse
Managing the Defense Budget
The Price of Diplomacy
Conclusion
Key Terms
Internet References
The Foreign Policy Bureaucracy
Agency Dysfunctions and the Paradox of World Power
The Diplomatic Complex
Department of State
Criticism and Reform at Foggy Bottom
The Security Complex
National Security Council
Department of Defense
Department of Homeland Security
The Intelligence Complex
Features of the Intelligence Community
Intelligence Failures and Scandals
Ongoing Controversies Over Covert Operations
The Economic Complex
Key Players in Economic Policy
International Financial Institutions
Conclusion
Key Terms
Internet References
Outside-In: External Sources of Foreign Policy
Public Opinion at Home and Abroad
Democracy and the Paradox of World Power
Rival Views of Political Leadership
Mood Swings or Pragmatism?
America's Knowledge Gap
Public Opinion since World War II
Consensus and Discord during the Cold War
Ambivalence and Drift in the Clinton Years
Rallying around the Flag after September 11
The Anti-American Backlash
Foreign Policy Fatigue in the Obama Era
Group Identities and Foreign Policy Views
Physical Identities: Gender, Race, and Generation
Social Identities: Education, Wealth, and Religion
Political Identities: Ideology and Political Party
Conclusion
Key Terms
Internet References
The Impact of Mass Communications
Functions of the News Media
Patterns of Foreign News Coverage
Evolving Technologies and Media Coverage
Characteristics of World News
Government Efforts to Control the Message
"Framing" U.S. Foreign Policy
Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communications
Leaking Foreign Policy: For Better and Worse
The Seduction of "Soft News"
The Internet's Window on the World
The Foreign Policy Blogosphere
Online News and Views from Overseas
Conclusion
Key Terms
Internet References
Social Movements and Interest Groups
Group Action and the Paradox
Dynamics of Social Movements
Antiwar Protests from Vietnam to Iraq
The Christian Conversion on Foreign Aid
The Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street
Types of Foreign Policy NGOs
Religious and Ethnic Groups
Public Interest Groups
Think Tanks and Private Foundations
Group Strategies and Tactics
Consciousness Raising
Political Pressure and Lobbying
Policy and Program Implementation
Civil Disobedience
Buying Power: The Corporate Connection
The Military-Industrial Complex
Trade Associates and Labor Unions
Conclusion
Key Terms
Internet References
Policy Domains
National Security and Defense Policy
The Foundation of Strategy
Elements of Strategic Thought
The Evolution of U.S. Grand Strategy
From Strategy to Tactics
High-Tech Tactics: Drones and Cyberwarfare
Justifying the Use of Force
Considerations of War over Peace
Threats and Coercive Diplomacy
Preventive War: The Iraq Precedent
The Nuclear Shadow
Deterrence in Theory and Practice
The Missile Defense Controversy
Waging War on Terror
The Nature of Terrorism
Elements of U.S. Counterterrorism
Conclusion
Key Terms
Internet References
Economic Statecraft
Models of Political Economy
The Balance of Economic Power
Strengths and Weaknesses of the U.S. Economy
The Financial Crisis and "Great Recession"
Trade Policy as a "Two-Level Game"
Global Trade Politics
Domestic Trade Politics
National Interests and Foreign Aid
Motivations for U.S. Aid
The Millennium Challenge
Economic Sanctions as a Policy Tool
Forms and Functions of Sanctions
Prominent Cases of U.S. Sanctions
Conclusion
Key Terms
Internet References
Transnational Policy Problems
Managing the Global Commons
Population Growth and Family Planning
The Specter of Global Warming
Stalemate over Energy Policy
The Immigration Debate
The Dangers of Weapons Proliferation
Promoting Human Rights and Democracy
A Distinctive View of Human Rights
Prospects for "Exporting" Democracy
Threats to Democracy at Home
Signs of a More Peaceful World
Conclusion
Key Terms
Internet References
U.S. Administrations since World War II
The War Powers Resolution of 1973
Glossary
References
Map Credits
Photo Credits
Author Citations Index
Subject Index
About the Author

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