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Foreign Policy


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 policy in the post-9/11 world. It will be essential reading for all students new to foreign policy.

James Rosenau: Preface

Steve Smith, Amelia Hadfield and Tim Dunne: Introduction

Section 1: Foreign Policy Analysis: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives1: Valerie Hudson: The History and Evolution of Foreign Policy Analysis2: William Wohlforth: Realism and Foreign Policy3: Michael Doyle: Liberalism and Foreign Policy4: Jeffrey Checkel: Constructivism and Foreign Policy

Section 2: Analysing Foreign Policy: Actors, Context and Goals5: Walter Carlsanes: Actors, Structures and Foreign Policy Analysis6: Janice Gross Stein: Foreign Policy Decision Making: Rational, Psychological, and Neurological Models7: Christopher Hill & Elisabetta Brighi: Implementation and Behaviour8: Piers Robinson: The Role of Media and Public Opinion9: Brian Schmidt: The Primacy of National Security10: Michael Mastanduno: Economic Statecraft11: Michael Barnett: Duties Beyond Borders

Section 3: Foreign Policy Case Studies12: Graham Allison: The Cuban Missile Crisis13: Lloyd Axworthy: Canada and Antipersonnel Landmines14: Yuen Foong Khong: Neoconservatism and the Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy15: Amrita Narlika: India and the World Trade Organisation16: Gareth Stansfield: Israeli-Egyptian (In)security: The Yom Kippur War17: Rosemary Foot: China and the Tian’anmen Bloodshed Of June 198918: Amelia Hadfield: Energy and Foreign Policy: EU-Russia Energy Dynamics19: Tim Dunne: Britain and the Gathering Storm over Iraq20: Lisbeth Aggestam: New Actors, New Foreign Policy: EU And EnlargementSteven L. Lamy:

Conclusion: Teaching Foreign Policy Case Studies