The New Foreign Policy: U.S. and Comparative Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Political Science - 243 pages
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Foreign policy in the new millennium looks different from the traditional state-centered, top-down edicts issued by nation states throughout the 20th century. New actors and new institutions interact with established countries and contexts in a global environment of increasing complexity. Laura Neack draws on examples that range from the Dalai Lama and Pinochet to Amnesty International and Al Qaeda to illustrate the changing character of foreign policymaking and also to suggest its powerful effects in a world turned upside down as much by peacemaking as by terrorism. Visit our website for sample chapters!
  

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Contents

Introduction A New Approach to Foreign Policy
1
The New Foreign Policy
8
Levels of Analysis
11
Worldviews and Theories
14
Realism
19
Liberalism
20
Marxism
21
Foreign Policy
25
In Nondemocratic Systems
109
In Democratic Systems
112
Interest Groups
113
Media
114
Review
119
Some Key Ideas from This Chapter
120
The System Level of Analysis Power Position and Foreign Policy Behavior
123
Position Power and Foreign Policy
126

The Bridge between International and Comparative Politics
26
A New Millennium
32
A Road Map of The New Foreign Policy
33
Important Observations about Foreign Policy
34
The Individual Level of Analysis Leaders Rational Choices Cognition and Morality
37
On the Definition of Leaders
42
Rational Choice
44
Rationality Deterrence Game Theory and Irrationality
51
A Different View of Rationality
55
Belief Sets Images and Cognitive Structure
58
A Departure
66
Can We and How Might We Study Morals and Values?
67
Leaders Who Put Broader Principles before National Interests
68
Review
70
Some Key Ideas from This Chapter
71
For Further Study
72
The State Level of Analysis National Culture Institutions Domestic Politics and Society
75
National Selfimage
80
Culture and Institutions of Governance
84
Culture Institutions and the Democratic Peace
86
Domestic Political Opposition
88
A Model of the Forces at Play
89
The PalestinianIsraeli Conflict as Illustration
93
Partisan Politics and Intragovernmental Divisions
98
Public Opinion
104
The Elusive Concept of Power
128
Who Gets to Be a Great Power?
132
Great Powers
135
The Unique Case of the United States
142
American Foreign Policy under George W Bush
147
A Cautionary Word on American Foreign Policy in the Twentyfirst Century
153
Secondary Powers
154
Small Powers
157
The Case of the Middle Powers
163
An Alternative Lens
168
Middle Power as a Constructed Role
169
The Case of Australia
170
Does Constructivism Help Us Understand Middle Power Diplomacy?
176
Review
181
For Further Study
182
Conclusion A Nested Game with Many Players
185
Between Domestic and International Politics in an Era of Globalization
192
Nonstate Actors on the Rise
197
Global Rage
200
Concluding Thoughts
203
Notes
207
Glossary
225
Index
231
About the Author
243
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Laura Neack is professor of political science at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

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