Congress and the Politics of Foreign Policy
©2003 |Pearson | Out of print
Colton C. Campbell, American University
Nicol C. Rae, Florida International University
John F. Stack, Jr., Florida International University
©2003 |Pearson | Out of print
For undergraduate/graduate courses in American Government, Media and Politics, American Political Culture, Legislative Process, Constitutional Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy.
This volume explores the changing parameters of presidential-congressional relations in the area of foreign policy. It addresses the struggle between the three branches of government, in view of increasing congressional assertiveness and the complexity of the president's multiple foreign policy agendas. The combination of the individual essays collected in this volume accurately describes the political reality of contemporary politics.
Describes how foreign policy is actually made in Washington, D.C. in such areas as: trade, arms control and proliferation, alliances, defense and intelligence budgets, sanctions, war power, treaties and executive agreements, financial aid, diplomacy, procedural legislation, treaty ratification, and advice and consent.
Shows students a variety of perspectives and enables them to listen to voices with extensive experience studying and observing the foreign policy process at close range.
Provides students with an essential ingredient for the understanding of contemporary foreign policy and the lines of tension that define congressional-executive and congressional-judicial relations.
Teaches students how the policymaking process blends domestic politics with international concerns.
I. AN INVITATION TO STRUGGLE.
II. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE TREATY MAKING PROCESS.
III. LEGISLATING FOREIGN POLICY.
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COLTON C. CAMPBELL is Assistant Professor of political science at Florida International University. He is author of Discharging Congress: Government by Commission and coeditor of New Majority or Old Minority? The Impact of Republicans on Congress; The Contentious Senate: Partisanship, Ideology, and the Myth of Cool Judgment; and Congress Confronts the Court: The Struggle for Legitimacy and Authority in Lawmaking. He served as an APSA Congressional Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Bob Graham (D-Fla.).
NICOL C. RAE is Professor of political science at Florida International University. He is author of The Decline and Fall of the Liberal Republicans: From 1952 to the Present; Southern Democrats; and Conservative Reformers: The Freshman Class of the 104th Congress. He is coauthor of Governing America and coeditor of New Majority or Old Minority? The Impact of Republicans on Congress and The Contentious Senate: Partisanship, Ideology, and the Myth of Cool Judgment. He served as an APSA Congressional Fellow in the offices of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and U.S. Representative George P. Radanovich (R-Calif.).
JOHN F STACK, JR. is Professor of political science and law at Florida International University and Director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship and the Ethnic Studies Certificate Program. He is author of International Conflict in an International City: Boston's Irish, Italians, and Jews, 1935-1944, and coediter of Ethnic Identities in a Transnational World; Policy Choices: Critical Issues in American Foreign Policy; The Primordial Challenge: Ethnicity in the Modern World; The Ethnic Entanglement; and Congress Confronts the Court: The Struggle for Legitimacy and Authority in Lawmaking.
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