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US Foreign Policy

Domestic Roots and International Impact

By Richard Johnson

Published

1 May 2021

Page count

288 pages

ISBN

978-1529215366

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

1 May 2021

Page count

288 pages

ISBN

978-1529215359

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

1 May 2021

Page count

288 pages

ISBN

978-1529215373

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    US Foreign Policy

    Paying close attention to its domestic roots, this textbook provides a valuable introduction to the construction and application of US foreign policy in the modern era. Accessibly written and including helpful illustrative material, a glossary and guide to further reading, the book is organised around four broad themes:

    • the ideologies of US foreign policy;

    • the institutions of US foreign policy making;

    • the actors who influence and shape the content of US foreign policy;

    • the policy goals and ideas which motivate US foreign policy.

    Drawing from analyses of the broader history of US foreign policy throughout the post-World War II period, the book encourages readers to think about how these ideas, institutions and goals have been at work in the foreign policy of recent presidential administrations, including those of George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

    Richard Johnson is Lecturer in US Politics & Policy at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

    Introduction;

    PART I: THE IDEOLOGIES AND LANGUAGES OF US FOREIGN POLICY;

    The Study of US Foreign Policy;

    The Ideology of American Exceptionalism;

    PART II: THE DOMESTIC INSTITUTIONS OF US FOREIGN POLICY;

    The Executive Branch: The President, Defense, Intelligence, and State;

    The Legislative Branch;

    PART III: THE POLITICIANS AND PUBLICS OF US FOREIGN POLICY;

    Public Opinion, the Media, and Parties;

    Interest Groups and Money;

    Diasporas and Ethnic Politics;

    PART IV: THE GOALS OF US FOREIGN POLICY;

    Security;

    The Political Economy of US Foreign Policy;

    Democracy Promotion and the Paradoxes of US Foreign Policy