Table of contents for The new foreign policy : U.S. and comparative foreign policy in the 21st century / Laura Neack.


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1  Introduction: A New Approach to Foreign Policy       1
In This Chapter                                         1
A Tangled Tale of Tibet                                 1
The New Foreign Policy                                  8
Selecting Entrance Points: Levels of Analysis           11
Worldviews and Theories                                 14
Realism                                                 19
Liberalism                                              20
Marxism                                                 21
Time to Back Up and Consider the Subject: Foreign Policy  25
The Bridge between International and Comparative Politics  26
A New Millennium                                       32
A Road Map of The New Foreign Policy                   33
Review: Important Observations about Foreign Policy    34
For Further Study                                      34
2 The Individual Level of Analysis: Leaders, Rational
Choices, Cognition, and Morality                       37
In This Chapter                                        37
On the Definition of "Leaders"                         42
Rational Choice                                        44
Rationality, Deterrence, Game Theory, and "Irrationality"  51
Cognition: A Different View of Rationality             55
Belief Sets, Images, and Cognitive Structure           58
Moral Positions and Value Stands: A Departure          66
Can We and How Might We Study Morals and Values?       67
Leaders Who Put Broader Principles before National Interests  68



Review                                                  70
Some Key Ideas from This Chapter                        71
For Further Study                                       72
3 The State Level of Analysis: National Culture, Institutions,
Domestic Politics, and Society                          75
In This Chapter                                         75
National Self-Image                                     80
Culture and Institutions of Governance                  84
Culture, Institutions, and the Democratic Peace         86
Domestic Political Opposition                           88
Russia as Illustration                                  88
A Model of the Forces at Play                           89
The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict as Illustration        93
Partisan Politics and Intragovernmental Divisions       98
Public Opinion                                          104
In Nondemocratic Systems                                109
In Democratic Systems                                   112
Interest Groups                                         113
Media                                                   114
Review                                                  119
Some Key Ideas from This Chapter                        120
For Further Study                                       120
4 The System Level of Analysis: Power, Position, and Foreign
Policy Behavior                                         123
In This Chapter                                         123
Position, Power, and Foreign Policy                     126
The Elusive Concept of Power                            128
Who Gets to Be a Great Power?                           132
Great Powers                                            135
The Unique Case of the United States                    142
American Foreign Policy under George W. Bush            147
A Cautionary Word on American Foreign Policy
in the Twenty-first Century                             153
Secondary Powers                                        154
Small Powers                                            157
A Complex, Multilevel Game: The Case of the Middle Powers  163
Constructivism: An Alternative Lens                     168
"Middle Power" as a Constructed Role                    169
The Case of Australia                                   170
Does Constructivism Help Us Understand                  176
Middle Power Diplomacy?



Review                                                  181
Some Key Ideas from This Chapter                        181
For Further Study                                       182
5  Conclusion: A Nested Game with Many Players          185
In This Chapter                                         185
A Tangled Tale of Pinochet                              185
Between Domestic and International Politics in an
Era of Globalization                                    192
Nonstate Actors on the Rise                             197
Global Rage                                             200
Concluding Thoughts                                     203
Notes                                                   207
Glossary                                                225
Index                                                   231
About the Author                                        243








Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: United States Foreign relations 2001-September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, Globalization Political aspects, United States Foreign relations 1989-United States Foreign relations Philosophy