Foreign Policy Analysis: Classic and Contemporary Theory, Second Edition

Foreign Policy Analysis: Classic and Contemporary Theory, Second Edition

by Valerie M. Hudson

Hardcover(Second Edition)

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This succinct yet comprehensive introduction is the first text to gear foreign policy analysis (FPA) theory toward advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Cogently written, clearly organized, and filled with illuminating examples, the second edition has now been thoroughly revised and updated. Beginning with an overview of this broad field of study, Valerie M. Hudson then considers theory and research at multiple levels of analysis, including personality and psychology of foreign policy decision makers and decision making, small group dynamics, the organizational process, bureaucratic politics, domestic politics, cultural and societal influences on foreign policy, national attributes, and system-level effects on foreign policy. In a new chapter, the author also examines the promise and frustration of theoretical integration in FPA and overviews promising new work by non–North American scholars. She concludes with an analysis of where the next generation of foreign policy scholars can make important contributions to the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442220034
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2013
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Valerie M. Hudson is professor and George H. W. Bush Chair at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview and Evolution of Foreign Policy Analysis
Chapter 1: Introduction: The Situation and Evolution of Foreign Policy Analysis: A Road Map
Part II: Levels of Analysis
Chapter 2: The Individual Decisionmaker: The Political Psychology of World Leaders
Chapter 3: Group Decisionmaking: Small Group Dynamics, Organizational Process, and Bureaucratic Politics
Chapter 4: Culture and National Identity
Chapter 5: Domestic Politics and Opposition
Chapter 6: The Levels of National Attributes and International System: Effects on Foreign Policy
Part III: Putting It All Together, or Not
Chapter 7: Theoretical Integration in Foreign Policy Analysis
Chapter 8: The Future of Foreign Policy Analysis

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