The Politics of United States Foreign Policy

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9780030180637: The Politics of United States Foreign Policy

Offering students a strong sense of the real world implications of U.S. foreign policy, Rosati provides comprehensive topical coverage of the subject from three main perspectives: the government, society, and the global environment. Three critical themes - the historical patterns of continuity and change, the president's ability to govern, and the tension between the demands of democracy and national security - are covered throughout, often within in the context of current events.

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Jerel A. Rosati is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of South Carolina. His area of specialization is the theory and practice of foreign policy, focusing on the U.S. policymaking process, bureaucratic politics and decision-making theory, and the political psychological study of political leaders and human cognition. He is the author and editor of five books and over seventy articles and chapters. The recipient of numerous outstanding teaching awards, Prof. Rosati has been a Fulbright Senior Specialist and/or a Visiting Scholar in Colombia at the University of Los Andes in Bogota, Armenia at the Institute of Democracy & Human Rights in Yerevan, Argentina at the University of San Andreas in Buenos Aires, at Somalia National University in Mogadishu, and at China's Foreign Affairs College in Beijing. He also served as a research associate in the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division of the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress, president of the International Studies Association's Foreign Policy Analysis Section, and president of the Southern region of the International Studies Association. In 2002 he was the principal investigator, program director and academic director of a six-week U.S. Department of State Fulbright American Studies Institute on U.S. Foreign Policy for 18 scholars-practitioners from all over the world. In addition, he has been awarded and participated in a number of grants since 1984 as academic director, field director, and/or project director where he has taught-trained students, scholars, and practitioners from around the world, including Argentineans, Armenians, Bulgarians, Chinese, Colombians, Israelis and Palestinians, and Somalis.


"It is really the best single source on all aspects of the policy process."

"This is the single best textbook for one-stop shopping on the making of American foreign policy after 9/11. Its coverage of all the key institutions and actors on foreign policy is informative and accessible not just for American students, but for students around the world who want to understand the processes behind American policies that profoundly affect their own countries and the world at large."

"This is the most comprehensive, innovative and ideologically balanced text on American foreign policy that I have ever seen."

"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!"

"This remains the best overall text on the politics of United States foreign policy. . . . It brings the complexity of the topic home to the average student but does so without the use of confusing language or overly professional jargon."

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Jerel A. Rosati
Published by Wadsworth Pub Co (1998)
ISBN 10: 0030180635 ISBN 13: 9780030180637
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