The Politics of United States Foreign Policy

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Presents US foreign policy in light of recent history and a strong sense of the real world and dynamic nature of politics in an accessible fashion. The text includes comprehensive topical coverage from three main perspectives: the government, society, and the global environment. The author addresses three critical themes throughout the book: the historical patterns of continuity and change, the president's ability to govern, and the tension between the demands of democracy and national security.

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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.

James M. Scott is Herman Brown Chair and Professor of Political Science at Texas Christian University. His areas of specialization include foreign policy analysis and international relations, with particular emphasis on U.S. foreign policymaking and the domestic sources of foreign policy. He is author or editor of seven books (including this one), and over 60 articles, book chapters, review essays, and other publications. He has been conference organizer and president of both the Foreign Policy Analysis section of the International Studies Association, and the Midwest region of the International Studies Association. He has also been a two-time winner of the Klingberg Award for Outstanding Faculty Paper at the ISA Midwest Annual Meeting. Since 1996 he has received over two dozen awards from students and peers for his outstanding teaching and research, including his institution's highest awards for scholarship (2000 and 2001), teaching (2002) and research mentoring (2002). He directed the Democracy Interdependence and World Politics Summer Research Program, a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates, from 2005-2014, and he is currently an associate editor of FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS. In 2012, he received the Quincy Wright Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Studies Association - Midwest for outstanding scholarship and service.

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