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The Resource Friends and foes : how Congress and the president really make foreign policy, Rebecca K.C. Hersman

Friends and foes : how Congress and the president really make foreign policy, Rebecca K.C. Hersman

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Friends and foes : how Congress and the president really make foreign policy
Title
Friends and foes
Title remainder
how Congress and the president really make foreign policy
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca K.C. Hersman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Foreign policy in the postcold war era is profoundly complex, and so too are the institutions that share the responsibility to guide and manage America's relations with other countries. Policymakers struggle within porous and fragmented institutions, in which policy is driven more powerfully by clusters of like-minded individuals than by disciplined organizations. The nation's political parties face deep divisions over foreign policy and are unable to forge a coherent vision for the future. Congress is increasingly polarized along ideological lines, while traditional internationalist foreign policy spans a truncated political center. Few aspects of U.S. politics are more contentious or controversial than the respective roles of Congress and the executive branch in formulating foreign policy. In this complex environment, scholars, pundits, and policymakers look to the public and high-profile battles between Congress and the president as a bellwether of the future of U.S. foreign policy. In reality, foreign policy is often shaped, debated, and made out of public view. In Friends and Foes, Rebecca K.C. Hersman shifts the focus away from headline-grabbing events and disagreements to the day-to-day interactions that form the backbone of policymaking. Hersman illustrates the ebb and flow of foreign policy development through many examples and anecdotes. She also includes three in-depth case studies from the mid-1990s: the controversial transfer of three U.S. warships to Turkey; the dispute over relaxing sanctions against Pakistan because of concerns about that nation's nuclear proliferation record, and the 199597 battle over the Chemical Weapons Convention. The book also illuminates the roleof the media in influencing the outcome of foreign policy decisionmaking. Countering the conventional wisdom that a president and a Congress of the same political party are best able to "get things done," Friends and Foes sheds new light on the institutional dynamics, con
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REDDC
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Hersman, Rebecca K. C
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Executive power
  • United States
  • United States
  • Executive power
  • International relations administration
  • Legislative power
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
Friends and foes : how Congress and the president really make foreign policy, Rebecca K.C. Hersman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Individual power and issue leaders -- Institutional overlap and issue clusters -- Three Turkish frigates -- Pakistan, proliferation, and the Brown Amendment -- Chemical Weapons Convention -- The way ahead
Control code
ocm70752199
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 142 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815798965
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv7dk3vn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70752199
Label
Friends and foes : how Congress and the president really make foreign policy, Rebecca K.C. Hersman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Individual power and issue leaders -- Institutional overlap and issue clusters -- Three Turkish frigates -- Pakistan, proliferation, and the Brown Amendment -- Chemical Weapons Convention -- The way ahead
Control code
ocm70752199
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 142 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815798965
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv7dk3vn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70752199

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