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The Resource Sailing the water's edge : the domestic politics of American foreign policy, Helen V. Milner & Dustin Tingley

Sailing the water's edge : the domestic politics of American foreign policy, Helen V. Milner & Dustin Tingley

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Sailing the water's edge : the domestic politics of American foreign policy
Title
Sailing the water's edge
Title remainder
the domestic politics of American foreign policy
Statement of responsibility
Helen V. Milner & Dustin Tingley
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Language
eng
Summary
"When engaging with other countries, the U.S. government has a number of different policy instruments at its disposal, including foreign aid, international trade, and the use of military force. But what determines which policies are chosen? Does the United States rely too much on the use of military power and coercion in its foreign policies? Sailing the Water's Edge focuses on how domestic U.S. politics--in particular the interactions between the president, Congress, interest groups, bureaucratic institutions, and the public--have influenced foreign policy choices since World War II and shows why presidents have more control over some policy instruments than others. Presidential power matters and it varies systematically across policy instruments. Helen Milner and Dustin Tingley consider how Congress and interest groups have substantial material interests in and ideological divisions around certain issues and that these factors constrain presidents from applying specific tools. As a result, presidents select instruments that they have more control over, such as use of the military. This militarization of U.S. foreign policy raises concerns about the nature of American engagement, substitution among policy tools, and the future of U.S. foreign policy. Milner and Tingley explore whether American foreign policy will remain guided by a grand strategy of liberal internationalism, what affects American foreign policy successes and failures, and the role of U.S. intelligence collection in shaping foreign policy. The authors support their arguments with rigorous theorizing, quantitative analysis, and focused case studies, such as U.S. foreign policy in Sub-Saharan Africa across two presidential administrations. Sailing the Water's Edge examines the importance of domestic political coalitions and institutions on the formation of American foreign policy."--
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1958-
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Milner, Helen V.
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tingley, Dustin H.
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Executive power
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Executive power
  • Military policy
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Political Science, other
  • Political Science
  • Politik
  • Social Sciences
Label
Sailing the water's edge : the domestic politics of American foreign policy, Helen V. Milner & Dustin Tingley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A theory of presidential power and US foreign policy -- Follow the sand dollars: interest groups and American foreign policy instruments -- From the floor to the shore: budget politics and roll call voting on US foreign policy -- Controlling the sand castle: the design and control of US foreign policy agencies -- The view from the public beach: presidential power and substitution in American public opinion -- American foreign policy toward Sub-Saharan Africa, 1993-2009: a case study of policy instrument politics and substitution
  • Motivation and Focus -- Core Contributions -- What Is Foreign Policy? -- Presidential Power in Foreign Policy -- Overview of Our Theory -- Implications for US Foreign Policy -- Organization of the Book -- Conclusion -- Foreign Policy Instruments -- Distributive Politics and US Foreign Policy -- Political Ideology and the Extent of Ideological Divisions over US Foreign Policy -- Connecting to Policy Substitution -- Hypotheses: Presidential Influence and the Characteristics of Policy Instruments -- Alternative Explanations -- Conclusion -- What Are Interest Groups and What Do They Do? -- Testimony and Lobbying Data about Interest Groups across Foreign Policy Instruments -- Interest Groups and International Engagement -- Who Gets Lobbied? -- Conclusion -- When Do Presidents Get the Budgets They Request? -- The Voting-Legislating Connection -- Conclusion -- Institutional Design -- Analyzing Bureaucratic Control -- Case Studies
  • Implications for Substitution -- Conclusion -- Public Opinion and Foreign Policy -- Chapter Outline -- The Role of the President: Information and Impact -- Ideological Divisions and Substitution across Foreign Policy Instruments -- Conclusion -- Sub-Saharan Africa Policy (1993-2001): The Clinton Years -- Sub-Saharan Africa Policy during the George W. Bush Administration (2001-2009) -- Conclusion -- Our Argument and Findings -- Important Implications for IR Theory -- Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy, Polarization, and Bipartisanship -- How Does Our Argument Apply to Other Countries? -- Limitations and Future Research -- Implications for American Foreign Policy
Control code
ocn926086464
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873821
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40025313039
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 822101
  • 22573/ctt1dhbwnw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)926086464
Label
Sailing the water's edge : the domestic politics of American foreign policy, Helen V. Milner & Dustin Tingley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A theory of presidential power and US foreign policy -- Follow the sand dollars: interest groups and American foreign policy instruments -- From the floor to the shore: budget politics and roll call voting on US foreign policy -- Controlling the sand castle: the design and control of US foreign policy agencies -- The view from the public beach: presidential power and substitution in American public opinion -- American foreign policy toward Sub-Saharan Africa, 1993-2009: a case study of policy instrument politics and substitution
  • Motivation and Focus -- Core Contributions -- What Is Foreign Policy? -- Presidential Power in Foreign Policy -- Overview of Our Theory -- Implications for US Foreign Policy -- Organization of the Book -- Conclusion -- Foreign Policy Instruments -- Distributive Politics and US Foreign Policy -- Political Ideology and the Extent of Ideological Divisions over US Foreign Policy -- Connecting to Policy Substitution -- Hypotheses: Presidential Influence and the Characteristics of Policy Instruments -- Alternative Explanations -- Conclusion -- What Are Interest Groups and What Do They Do? -- Testimony and Lobbying Data about Interest Groups across Foreign Policy Instruments -- Interest Groups and International Engagement -- Who Gets Lobbied? -- Conclusion -- When Do Presidents Get the Budgets They Request? -- The Voting-Legislating Connection -- Conclusion -- Institutional Design -- Analyzing Bureaucratic Control -- Case Studies
  • Implications for Substitution -- Conclusion -- Public Opinion and Foreign Policy -- Chapter Outline -- The Role of the President: Information and Impact -- Ideological Divisions and Substitution across Foreign Policy Instruments -- Conclusion -- Sub-Saharan Africa Policy (1993-2001): The Clinton Years -- Sub-Saharan Africa Policy during the George W. Bush Administration (2001-2009) -- Conclusion -- Our Argument and Findings -- Important Implications for IR Theory -- Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy, Polarization, and Bipartisanship -- How Does Our Argument Apply to Other Countries? -- Limitations and Future Research -- Implications for American Foreign Policy
Control code
ocn926086464
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873821
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40025313039
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 822101
  • 22573/ctt1dhbwnw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)926086464

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