American Foreign Policy

Author: Glenn P. Hastedt, Professor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442270063
Format: PDF, ePub
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Glenn Hastedt’s clear and succinct introduction prepares students to think about America's changing role in the world and to develop the critical thinking skills they need to participate in the debate about the conduct and content of American foreign policy. The eleventh edition reflects the latest headlines, including more extensive discussions of hybrid warfare, cyber wars, drones, and more.

American Foreign Policy

Author: Glenn P. Hastedt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442241624
Format: PDF
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Glenn Hastedt’s clear and succinct introduction to the field provides a compelling way to prepare students to think about America's changing role in the world and to develop the critical thinking skills they need to participate in the debate about the conduct and content of American foreign policy. He does so in four specific ways. First, he raises the question, “what are the key components of foreign policy and what is the national interest?” Second, Hastedt looks to the past and asks, “how did we get here?” and “how do we learn from the past?” He finds the answers in the nature of the contemporary international system, the American national style, and the actions of past administrations. Third, he asks “how is foreign policy made?” Answering this question leads to an examination of American domestic politics on foreign policy, the institutions that make it, how they all come together to make policy, and the policy instruments available to decision makers. Fourth, he asks, “what next?” The tenth edition updates reflect the latest headlines, helping students see American policy toward Syria, Russia, Eastern Europe, China, and other world hotspots in historical and geopolitical context.

American Foreign Policy

Author: Glenn P. Hastedt
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0205939163
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Updated it its 9th edition, American Foreign Policy helps readers understand and evaluate what international issues face the United States and how it responds by emphasizing critical thinking rather than encyclopedic detail.This truly brief text focuses on the foreign policymaking process and its outcomes to build a solid and practical foundation of knowledge. Encouraging the application of lessons learned from case studies of historical and current problems, American Foreign Policy is a clear and succinct introduction to the field and a compelling way to prepare readers to think about America's changing role in the world.

American Ambassadors

Author: D. Jett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137392762
Format: PDF
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Some of those named as American ambassadors are the product of both a time-honored tradition and a thinly veiled form of corruption. 'American Ambassadors' explains how a person becomes an ambassador, where they go, what they do and why, in today's ever more globalized world, they are more important than ever.

The End of the American Era

Author: Charles Kupchan
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307428516
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Refuting the conventional wisdom that the end of the Cold War cleared the way for an era of peace and prosperity led solely by the United States, Charles A. Kupchan contends that the next challenge to America’s might is fast emerging. It comes not from the Islamic world or an ascendant China, but from an integrating Europe that is rising as a counterweight to the United States. Decades of strategic partnership across the Atlantic are giving way to renewed geopolitical competition. The waning of U.S. primacy will be expedited by America’s own ambivalence about remaining the globe’s guardian and by the impact of the digital age on the country’s politics and its role in the world. By deftly mining the lessons of history to cast light on the present and future, Kupchan explains how America and the world should prepare for the more complex, more unstable road ahead. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Readings in American Foreign Policy

Author: Glenn P. Hastedt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538100819
Format: PDF
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Readings in American Foreign Policy delivers a contemporary introduction to America’s role in world affairs. Useful alone or as a supplementary reader for undergraduate American foreign policy courses, the second edition focuses on the most current problems and how to interpret them. Readings are divided into six parts and each part opens with an introductory essay providing students with a historical framework and “big picture” questions to guide comprehension. Each part incorporates a variety of sources, including not only articles from the most popular journals worldwide, but lesser known government documents and think tank pieces. By exposing students to a unique array of government policies and debates, Readings in American Foreign Policy prompts students to analyze policy making from multiple perspectives and to develop their own strategies toward evaluating policy positions.

American Foreign Policy Pattern and Process

Author: Eugene Wittkopf
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0534603378
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY has long been the premier textbook for American foreign policy courses. Now in its Seventh Edition, this comprehensive textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to include several completely new sections, reflecting the most recent developments and scholarship related to American foreign policy. It affords readers the most up-to-date coverage and analysis of the process and substance of contemporary American foreign policy. This Seventh Edition provides considerable attention to how the Bush administration sought to reshape national strategy, policies and structures; its domestic and international actions taken in the name of national security, and the immediate as well as possible long-term consequences of these developments. As in past editions, the Seventh Edition retains the book’s proven and pedagogically valuable analytical framework. Harnessing the conceptual, theoretical, and historical components that facilitate an analysis of American foreign policy, the text maintains five sources: international, societal, governmental, role, and individual that collectively influence decisions about foreign policy goals and the means chosen to realize them. The book also continues its longstanding tradition of offering readers extraordinary breadth and in-depth of coverage with thoughtful discussion of past, present, and future American foreign policy, a lively and well-written narrative, and thought-provoking analysis based on the most recent scholarship and developments. AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY will equip readers with a solid and well-informed understanding of the full range of domestic and global sources of influence that will challenge American foreign policy-makers in the twenty-first century. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Foreign Policy Since WWII 19th Edition

Author: Steven W. Hook
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1452226717
Format: PDF
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The classic text on American foreign policy, Hook and Spanier's book has long set the standard in guiding students through the complexities of the field. Giving students the historical context they need, the book allows them to truly grasp the functions and frequent dysfunctions of the nation's foreign policy agenda.

Special Providence

Author: Walter Russell Mead
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136758674
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"God has a special providence for fools, drunks and the United States of America."--Otto von Bismarck America's response to the September 11 attacks spotlighted many of the country's longstanding goals on the world stage: to protect liberty at home, to secure America's economic interests, to spread democracy in totalitarian regimes and to vanquish the enemy utterly. One of America's leading foreign policy thinkers, Walter Russell Mead, argues that these diverse, conflicting impulses have in fact been the key to the U.S.'s success in the world. In a sweeping new synthesis, Mead uncovers four distinct historical patterns in foreign policy, each exemplified by a towering figure from our past. Wilsonians are moral missionaries, making the world safe for democracy by creating international watchdogs like the U.N. Hamiltonians likewise support international engagement, but their goal is to open foreign markets and expand the economy. Populist Jacksonians support a strong military, one that should be used rarely, but then with overwhelming force to bring the enemy to its knees. Jeffersonians, concerned primarily with liberty at home, are suspicious of both big military and large-scale international projects. A striking new vision of America's place in the world, Special Providence transcends stale debates about realists vs. idealists and hawks vs. doves to provide a revolutionary, nuanced, historically-grounded view of American foreign policy.

A Concise History of U S Foreign Policy

Author: Joyce P. Kaufman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144222360X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now in a fully updated edition, this compact and accessible introduction offers a historical perspective on the evolution of U.S. foreign policy from the founding to the present. Joyce P. Kaufman provides students with a clear and concise understanding of key decisions and why they were made. She identifies the major themes that have guided foreign policy, and the reasons that the United States pursued the policies that it did in the context of specific periods in the nation’s history. The book focuses on the major actors involved in the making of foreign policy and the changing relationships among them. It also explains the major theoretical perspectives within International Relations and places key foreign policy decisions within these frameworks. She concludes with a look forward to the challenges the United States will face in the coming decades. With its strong narrative and use of compelling case studies, the book engages students fully in this crucial topic, encouraging them to form their own ideas about American foreign policy.