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Foreign Policy Analysis


Foreign Policy Analysis

A Toolbox

von: Jean-Frédéric Morin, Jonathan Paquin

41,64 €

Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 03.01.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9783319610030
Sprache: englisch

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This book presents the evolution of the field of foreign policy analysis and explains the theories that have structured research in this area over the last 50 years. It provides the essentials of emerging theoretical trends, data and methodological pitfalls and major case-studies and is designed to be a key entry point for graduate students, upper-level undergraduates and scholars into the discipline. The volume features an eclectic panorama of different conceptual, theoretical and methodological approaches to foreign political analysis, focusing on different models of analysis such as two-level game analysis, bureaucratic politics, strategic culture, cybernetics, poliheuristic analysis, cognitive mapping, gender studies, groupthink and the systemic sources of foreign policy. The authors also clarify conceptual notions such as doctrines, ideologies and national interest, through the lenses of foreign policy analysis.
1.What is Foreign Policy Analysis?What is a Policy? When a Policy Becomes ForeignAn Array of Explanations The Levels of Analysis and the Evolution in FPAA Toolbox for Studying FPA 2. How to Identify and Assess a Foreign Policy?The Goals of Foreign Policy--The Goals Communicated  --Doctrine--National Interest--Deducing the Goals Pursued Mobilized Resources--Resources--The Power Paradox--Mobilization and ExploitationInstruments of Foreign Policy--Socialization--Coercion--Interventions--Event-Based DatabasesThe Process of Foreign Policy--Segmentation in Six Phases--A Linear, Cyclical or Chaotic ProcessThe Outcome of Foreign Policy--Measuring Effectiveness--Feedback Effects--Historical Institutionalism--Explaining EffectivenessFrom the Puzzle to the Theoretical Explanations--Theoretical Models3. Do Decision-Makers Matter?Emotions--From Psychobiography to Statistics--The Middle Way: Affective Dimensions--Typologies Combining the Affective DimensionsCognition--Cognitive Consistency--Operational Codes--Heuristic Shortcuts--Cognitive Mapping--Cognitive Complexity--Schema TheoryPerceptions--Misperception--Attribution Bias--Probabilities4. What is the Influence of the Bureaucracy?Management Styles--Defining Management Styles--The Most Appropriate Management StyleGroup Dynamics--Groupthink--Defining the PhenomenonThe Organizational Model--Organizational Strategies--The Effects of Standard Operating ProceduresThe Bureaucratic Model--One Game, Several Players--The Interactions between the Players--The Position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs--The Bureaucratic Model and Its Critics5. To What Extent is Foreign Policy Shaped by Institutions?Parliamentary and Electoral System--Presidential and Parliamentary Regimes--Parliamentarians and their Preferences--Political Cohabitation and CoalitionsThe Strong State and the Weak State--Determining the Relative Power of the State--The Power of the State and Its Foreign PolicyThe Democratic Peace Proposition--Observing the Democratic Peace--Defining the Variables of the Democratic Peace--The Peaceful Nature of Democracies--Explaining the Democratic Peace Through Norms--The Exchange of Information and CredibilityEconomic Liberalism--From Democracy to Free Trade--From Free Trade to Peace and Vice Versa--Critics of the Liberal Peace6. How Influential Are the Social Actors?Public Opinion--The Almond-Lippmann Consensus and Its Critics--The Structure of Public Opinion--The Influence of Public Opinion--Audience CostsThe Influence of Leaders on Public Opinion--The Rally Around the Flag--The Temptation of War as a Rallying LeverThe Media--The Media's Influence--How Leaders Influence the Media?--The CNN EffectThe Interest Groups--How Interest Groups Influence Foreign Policy?--Methodological Pitfalls--Case Studies and GeneralizationsThe Experts--Think Tanks--Epistemic Communities--The Experts' Predictions7. How Does Rationality Apply to FPA and What Are Its Limitations?Rational Choice--From Micro-Economics to Foreign Policy--The Substitutability of Foreign Policies--Rational DeterrenceModelling Rationality--Game Theory--Cybernetic Theory--The Two-Level GameRationality and Cognition--Prospect Theories--Poliheuristic Theory8. What Part Does Culture Play in FPA?Norms--Norm Compliance--Norm DiffusionNational Identities--The Self and the Other--Evolving Identities--Foreign Policy as Identity Affiliation--Social Identity TheoryNational Roles--Role Conception--Roles as Foreign Policy GuidesGender--Women, Femininity and Feminism--The Nation and the State in the Feminist Grammar--Foreign States and NationsOrganizational and Strategic Cultures--The Stability of Organizational Cultures--Interactions between Organizational Cultures--Strategic Culture--Strategic Cultures and PracticesDiscourse--Discourse as a Field of Interaction--The Methods of Discourse Analysis9. Does the International Structure Explain Foreign Policy?Structural Theories--The Structural Shift in International Relations--Limits and CriticismCan Structural Theories Inform Foreign Policy?--Structural Assumptions and State UnitsReconciling Agent and Structure--From Structure to Agent--From Agent to Structure10. What are the Current Challenges to FPA?Challenge 1: Beyond EclecticismChallenge 2: Beyond the American FrameworkChallenge 3: Beyond the State-Centric PrismChallenge 4: Beyond the Ivory Tower
Jean-Frédéric Morin is Associate Professor at Laval University, Canada, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy.Jonathan Paquin is Professor of Political Science at Laval University, Canada.
Offers a thorough analysis of the scientific advances in FPAFeatures an eclectic panorama of different conceptual, theoretical and methodological approaches to FPAIdentifies emerging theoretical trends, gaps in the literature, data that can be mobilized, methodological pitfalls in FPA and references that need to be better investigated
Offers a thorough analysis of the scientific advances in FPAFeatures an eclectic panorama of different conceptual, theoretical and methodological approaches to FPAIdentifies emerging theoretical trends, gaps in the literature, data that can be mobilized, methodological pitfalls in FPA and references that need to be better investigated
“Foreign Policy Analysis provides superb coverage of the leading approaches to the study of foreign policy and of the major theoretical and methodological debates in the field. This exceptionally well organized book will be valuable for a variety of courses in foreign policy and international relations.” (Jack S. Levy, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University, USA) “This much needed book offers a systematic and comprehensive description and evaluation of the major approaches to, and theories of, foreign policy.  It is both timely and useful to all who seek to understand and explain the behaviour of states in the international system.” (Kalevi J. Holsti, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia, Canada) “Combining the newest findings and approaches with classic concepts and theories, Foreign Policy Analysis: A Toolbox provides a comprehensive look at foreign policy past and present, a one-stop shop for learning about the topic.” (Brian C. Rathbun, Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California, USA) “This most welcome book is a great ambassador for foreign policy analysis: comprehensive in scope, precise in accounts and engaging in style.” (Knud Erik Jørgensen, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark)

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