Emphasizing critical thinking rather than encyclopedic detail, American Foreign Policy helps students understand and evaluate what international issues face the United States and how it responds. 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 students to think about America's changing role in the world.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Defining American Foreign Policy Problems Chapter 2. The Global Context Chapter 3. The American National Style Chapter 4. Learning from the Past Chapter 5. Society Chapter 6. Congress Chapter 7. Presidency Chapter 8. Bureaucracy Chapter 9. Policymaking Models Chapter 10. Diplomacy Chapter 11. Economic Instruments Chapter 12. Military Instruments: Big Wars Chapter 13. Military Instruments: Small Wars Chapter 14. Alternative Futures
Glenn P. Hastedt is Professor of Political Science at James Madison University.