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The New Foreign Policy: Complex Interactions, Competing Interests

The New Foreign Policy: Complex Interactions, Competing Interests

by Laura Neack

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Integrating theory and case studies, this cogent text explores the processes and factors that shape foreign policy. In her thoroughly revised and updated edition, Laura Neack considers both old and new lessons, drawing on a rich array of real foreign policy choices and outcomes. In new cases, Neack explores decision making in the Eurozone crisis, increasing nationalism in Germany and Japan and what seems to be growing bellicosity among Canadians, Obama's grand strategy and the responses of rising powers Brazil and India, and the Egyptian youth revolution. Following a levels-of-analysis organization, the author considers all elements that influence foreign policy, including the role of leaders, bargaining, national image, political culture, public opinion, the media, and nonstate actors.

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ISBN-13: 9781442220072
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/16/2013
Series: New Millennium Books in International Studies Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Laura Neack is professor of political science at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: The New Foreign Policy
Chapter 2: Rational Actors and National Interests
Chapter 3: Cognitive Misers and Distrusting Leaders
Chapter 4: Decision Units, Small Groups, and Autonomous Groups
Chapter 5: National Self-Image, Culture, and Domestic Institutions
Chapter 6: Domestic Politics
Chapter 7: Public Opinion and Media
Chapter 8: Great Powers in General, the United States Specifically
Chapter 9: Competitors, Rising Powers, and Allies
Chapter 10: Conclusion: A Nested Game with Many Players

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