The Politics of United States Foreign Policy (with InfoTrac)

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Completely revised and updated, THE POLITICS OF UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY shows how government, society, and the global environment-the three basic levels of analysis-affect the real world of politics and the policymaking process. The text addresses presents three critical themes: dominant patterns of continuity and change in the foreign policy process, the President's ability to govern, and the tensions between the demands of democracy and those of national security. Not only are important institutions covered, but also the reader is given an-depth view into the policymaking process, and is linked to evidence emphasizing the dynamic nature of politics. It offers a blend of substance, theory and history, and is accessible and interesting, making it appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students alike.

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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.

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"I love this book. Very sound approach that will only get better with each edition."

"In the past, the NWC has used a 'reader' for this course consisting of relevant articles from the academic community, newspapers, and official documents. The strength of this textbook is that it covers almost all the material in a single location. . . . Offers students an understanding of virtually all factors that contribute to the development and implementation of US Foreign and Defense policy. . . . Will recommend to my successor."

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

"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."

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