The Changing Politics of Foreign Policy

Author: Christopher Hill

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333754214

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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This is a major new introduction to, and interpretation and reassessment of, the nature of foreign policy in the light of changing political conditions, international and domestic. It argues that despite the forces of globalization, foreign policy is an essential part of the life of any state and a focal point for both political agency and democratic accountability.
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Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Christopher Hill

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137586931

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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Substantially revising and updating the influential and widely used The Changing Politics of Foreign Policy, this retitled new edition provides both an introduction to, and a reassessment of, the nature of foreign policy in the light of changing political conditions, international and domestic.
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Foreign Policy Analysis

New Approaches

Author: Chris Alden,Amnon Aran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136620281

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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This exciting new book aims to re-invigorate the conversation between foreign policy analysis and international relations. It opens up the discussion, situating existing debates in foreign policy in relation to contemporary concerns in international relations, and provide a concise and accessible account of key areas in foreign policy analysis that are often ignored. Focusing on how the process of foreign policy decision making affects the conduct of states in the international system, and analysing the relationship between policy, agency and actors, the work examines: foreign policy and bureaucracies domestic sources of foreign policy foreign policy and the state foreign policy and globalization foreign policy and change. This work builds on and expands the theoretical canvas of foreign policy analysis, shaping its ongoing dialogue with international relations and offering an important introduction to the field. It is essential reading for all students of foreign policy and international relations.
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The Changing Politics of Finance in Korea and Thailand

From Deregulation to Debacle

Author: Xiaoke Zhang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113442647X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This is the first systematic attempt to explore the causal relationship between financial market reform and financial crisis in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. It examines the political underpinnings of financial policy-change and provides an in-depth analysis of market liberalisation processes and their impact on the economic turmoil of 1997-98 in Korea and Thailand. The common crisis stemmed from divergent reform patterns and originated from dissimilar institutional deficiencies and political constraints. The book will be essential reading for both policy-makers and academics concerned with national governance in an era of globalisation.
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Rethinking Foreign Policy

Author: Fredrik Bynander,Stefano Guzzini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113510445X

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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This edited volume is a tribute to, and a debate with, the scholarship of Walter Carlsnaes and his contribution to the study of foreign policy in both its conceptualization and application. This book probes the theoretical boundaries of Foreign policy analysis, and questions orthodox understandings of the field. It examines the Agency-Structure debate, the question of how human decision-making affects the norms and institutions of international interactions (and vice versa), and analyses how the study of Foreign Policy can be applied to the European Union as a supranational entity devoid of traditional statehood. Contributors offer an in-depth discussion on the intricacies of studying foreign policy, and provide new perspectives on the standing of the EU as a foreign policy entity. Rethinking Foreign Policy will be of interest to students and scholars of International Relations, Foreign Policy, Global Governance, EU studies, and the work of Walter Carlsnaes.
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Foreign policy in Comparative Perspective: Domestic and International Influences on State Behavior

Author: Ryan K. Beasley

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1608716961

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

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Widely regarded as the most comprehensive comparative foreign policy text, Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective has been completely updated in this much-anticipated second edition. The editors have brought together fifteen top scholars to highlight the importance of both internal and external forces in foreign policymaking. Exploring the foreign policies of thirteen nations-both major and emerging players, and representing all regions of the world-chapter authors link the study of international relations to domestic politics, while treating each nation according to individual histories and contemporary dilemmas. The book's accessible theoretical framework is designed to enable comparative analysis, helping students discern patterns to understand why a state acts as it does in foreign affairs. Each of the thirteen country chapters includes: an introduction by the editors to highlight similar developments in other countries; a discussion of the linkages between internal and external factors and implications for the future; coverage of key foreign policy issues; a map to provide geographical context; and a list of suggested readings.
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Poland's EU Accession

Author: Sergiusz Trzeciak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136622594

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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This book examines the process of Poland’s accession negotiations to the European Union between 1998-2003. An empirical study based on Robert Putnam’s two-level game model, it charts the influence and role of key domestic actors and groups on the negotiations especially in three critical, controversial, areas - areas where EU accession threatened to bring about a profound transformation to Polish life - agriculture, with particular emphasis on direct payments and production quotas; the purchase of real estate by foreigners; and the free movement of labour. This book demonstrates the complex interaction between the domestic and international level of negotiations and furthermore, shows how critical this link can be to negotiation outcomes at the international level. It reveals how susceptible Poland’s negotiation process was to domestic pressure, particularly public opinion and interest groups. Drawing heavily on qualitative analysis – such as press releases, news wires, policy documents, as well as quantitative analyses, such as the use of opinion polls, and supported by in-depth, unrestricted interviews with key Polish decision-makers, this book examines the dynamics of policy formation in Poland and shows how this translated into the final conditions of accession.
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Foreign Policy

Theories, Actors, Cases

Author: Steve Smith,Timothy Dunne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199215294

Category: Political Science

Page: 442

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This major new textbook introduces students to the dynamic and evolving field of foreign policy. The book opens with a consideration of different theoretical and historical perspectives; it then focuses on a range of actors and the goals they seek to advance; and it ends with a series of case studies involving issues and crises relating to a wide range of different countries Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases is timely given the growing significance of foreign policyin the post-9/11 world. It will be essential reading for all students new to foreign policy.The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre.Student resources:TimelineWeb linksFlashcard glossaryInstructor resources:Three case studiesPowerPoint slides
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The Cuban Embargo

The Domestic Politics of an American Foreign Policy

Author: Patrick Jude Haney

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822972719

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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A thorough examination of U. S. economic relations with Cuba, this text discusses the history of the embargo policy as well as current changes in attitudes. It demonstrates the serious effects domestic politics can have on foreign policy.
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