タイトルContemporary American Foreign Policy: Influences, Challenges, and Opportunities
著者・編者
  • Richard W. (Wallace) Mansbach 
  • Kirsten L. Taylor
出版社;CQ Press
出版年;2016年
ISBN;9781452287232
テキストリンクamazon

内容紹介

In each chapter, the authors focus on today's most pressing contemporary challenges, exploring their origins and backgrounds. They systematically shed light on the competing forces that influence them, outline the various policy options available to decision makers for addressing them, and explore the potential consequences of those policies. Throughout, they also look at foreign policy at all levels: international, society, government, "role"-specific, and individual.

著者について

Richard W. Mansbach (BA Swarthmore College, DPhil Oxford University) is a former Marshall Scholar and three-time Fulbright Scholar. He has authored, co-authored, or edited seventeen books and numerous articles and book chapters largely concerning theory in global politics and foreign policy. His scholarship has extended our understanding of global politics beyond the traditional notion of territorial states interacting in an anarchic system to encompass a wide variety of actors complexly related across a variety of issues. Increasingly, his work has moved from the dominant role of “states” in international relations theory to encompass a changing cast of actors in a globalizing world and toward the concept of “identity” and the role of psychological, as opposed to geographic, distance in determining loyalties and behavior. His scholarship focuses on the critical role of history and norms in understanding change and continuity in global politics and in the movement from pre-international to international and, ultimately, post-international politics in a globalizing world. Among his books several are routinely used in major graduate programs, notably, The Web of World Politics, In Search of Theory: Toward a New Paradigm for Global Politics, The Elusive Quest: Theory and International Politics, Polities: Authority, Identities, and Change, The Elusive Quest Continues: Theory and Global Politics, Remapping Global Politics, Globalization: The return of borders to a borderless world?. In addition, Professor Mansbach was the co-editor of the field’s flagship journal International Studies. He has also served as department chair at Rutgers University (New Brunswick) and at Iowa State University.

Kirsten Taylor (BA University of Pittsburgh, PhD McGill University) is Associate Professor and Department Chair of Government and International Studies at Berry College, a private liberal arts college in Northwest Georgia. Her scholarship focuses on the development and transformation of international institutions and norms, with particular emphases on security and environmental institutions, teaching with simulations. Her articles have appeared in International Studies Perspectives, Canadian Journal of Political Science and Comparative Strategy. Dr. Taylor also is co-author of a textbook, Introduction to Global Politics, with Richard Mansbach.

目次
  • Introduction 
  • Competing Models of U.S. Foreign Policy 
  • Organization of the Book Pedagogical Tools 
  • Part I. Policy Orientations 
  • Chapter 1: Sources of American Foreign Policy 
  • The Linkage of Domestic and Foreign Policies 
  • Sources of Foreign-Policy Influence Conclusion 
  • Chapter 2: Competing Currents in U.S. Foreign Policy 
  • Competing Currents Past: Competing Currents in Historical Perspective 
  • Present: The Impact of 9/11 Conclusion: Engagement or Disengagement? 
  • Part II. Challenges in Key Issue Areas 
  • Chapter 3: American Military Strategy in an Era of Power 
  • Diffusion Sources of U.S. Military Strategy 
  • Past: Managing Superpower Rivalry 
  • Present: Grand Strategy in a Changing World 
  • Future: Adapting to a Changing Environment 
  • Conclusion: A Changing Strategic Environment 
  • Chapter 4: America and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction 
  • Past: Proliferation in the First Nuclear Age 
  • Present: Proliferation in the Second Nuclear Age Nonproliferation and the Future 
  • Conclusion: A Dangerous World 
  • Chapter 5: An American Economic Conundrum: Neoliberalism or Neo-Mercantilism? 
  • Sources of U.S. Foreign Economic Policy 
  • Past: The Evolution of U.S. Foreign Economic Policy 
  • Present: Contemporary Economic Challenges 
  • Future: Foreign Economic Policy Conclusion: America and the Globalized Economy 
  • Chapter 6: Democracy and Human Rights: Legitimate Objectives of American Policy? 
  • Sources of U.S. Human-Rights Policies 
  • Past: Discerning Trends in U.S. Human Rights Policy 
  • Present: Recent Challenges to Democracy Promotion and Human Rights 
  • Future: Promoting Democracy and Human Rights 
  • Human Rights and National Security Conclusion: An Inconsistent Human Rights Record 
  • Chapter 7: The U.S. and the Global South: Practicing Intervention, Aid, and Neglect Sources of U.S. 
  • Aid and Intervention 
  • Past: U.S. Aid and Intervention 
  • Present: Challenges in the Global South 
  • Future: Balancing Aid, Intervention, and Neglect Conclusion 
  • Chapter 8: Energy and the Environment: The Limits of U.S. 
  • Leadership Sources of U.S. Environmental and Energy Policies 
  • Past: Changing Trends in U.S. Environmental Leadership 
  • Future: Environmental and Energy Alternatives Conclusion: Environment and Energy Issues 
  • Part III: Challenges in Key Regions and Countries 
  • Chapter 9: America and the Palestinian-Israeli Imbroglio Sources of U.S. Policy toward Israel 
  • Past: From Israel’s Birth to the Six-Day War, 1948-1967 Present, 1967-2015 
  • Future: Disputed Issues Conclusion: Is Peace Possible? 
  • Chapter 10: Arab Spring or Arab Winter? 
  • Sources of U.S. Policy toward the Arab World Past: Before the Arab Spring 
  • Present: Stirrings of Spring Future: An Arab Winter? 
  • Conclusion: Arab Spring or Arab Winter? 
  • Chapter 11: America and Radical Islam Sources of U.S. Policy toward Terrorism 
  • The Islamic Past Present: The War on Terror 
  • Future: Is the War on Terror Over? 
  • Conclusion: Have We Won? 
  • Chapter 12: The United States and China: Engagement or Containment? 
  • Sources of American Policy toward China 
  • Past: From Hostility to Engagement 
  • Present: Partners or Adversaries? 
  • Future: Balancing Cooperation and Conflict 
  • Conclusion: Containment or Engagement? 
  • Chapter 13: America, Europe, and NATO: A Changing Partnership 
  • Sources of U.S. Policy toward Europe 
  • Past: The New World and the Old 
  • Present: NATO’s Changing Mission 
  • Future: NATO Reinvented 
  • Conclusion: NATO Redux 
  • Chapter 14: America and Russia: Values versus Power 
  • Past: A Bipolar World Present: From Cooperation to Conflict 
  • Future: Churchill’s “Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery inside an Enigma”  
  • Conclusion: Did the “Reset” Succeed? 
  • Part IV: Conclusion 
  • Chapter 15: Conclusion: America, a Wary Hegemon 
  • The Evolution of American Foreign Policy before the Cold War 
  • After the Cold War Contemporary Foreign-Policy Challenges What Next?