After the End: Making U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War World

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James M. Scott
Duke University Press, 1998 - 427 pages
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In the political landscape emerging from the end of the Cold War, making U.S. foreign policy has become more difficult, due in part to less clarity and consensus about threats and interests. In After the End James M. Scott brings together a group of scholars to explore the changing international situation since 1991 and to examine the characteristics and patterns of policy making that are emerging in response to a post–Cold War world.
These essays examine the recent efforts of U.S. policymakers to recast the roles, interests, and purposes of the United States both at home and abroad in a political environment where policy making has become increasingly decentralized and democratized. The contributors suggest that foreign policy leadership has shifted from White House and executive branch dominance to an expanded group of actors that includes the president, Congress, the foreign policy bureaucracy, interest groups, the media, and the public. The volume includes case studies that focus on China, Russia, Bosnia, Somalia, democracy promotion, foreign aid, and NAFTA. Together, these chapters describe how policy making after 1991 compares to that of other periods and suggest how foreign policy will develop in the future.
This collection provides a broad, balanced evaluation of U.S. foreign policy making in the post–Cold War setting for scholars, teachers, and students of U.S. foreign policy, political science, history, and international studies.

Contributors. Ralph G. Carter, Richard Clark, A. Lane Crothers, I. M. Destler, Ole R. Holsti, Steven W. Hook, Christopher M. Jones, James M. McCormick, Jerel Rosati, Jeremy Rosner, John T. Rourke, Renee G. Scherlen, Peter J. Schraeder, James M. Scott, Jennifer Sterling-Folker, Rick Travis, Stephen Twing

 

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Contents

The PostCold War Context of US Foreign Policy
1
I ACTORS AND INFLUENCE
27
2 The Presidency and US Foreign Policy after the Cold War
29
3 The Foreign Policy Bureaucracy in a New Era
57
4 Foreign Economic Policy Making under Bill Clinton
89
5 Congress and PostCold War US Foreign Policy
108
6 Public Opinion and US Foreign Policy after the Cold War
138
7 Interest Groups and the Media in PostCold War US Foreign Policy
170
A New Polestar for American Foreign Policy?
251
Assertive Multilateralism and PostCold War US Foreign Policy Making
277
12 The White House Congress and the Paralysis of the US State Department after the Cold War
305
Understanding US Policy toward Somalia after the Cold War
330
The Politics of Trade in the PostCold War Period
358
III AFTER THE END
387
15 Interbranch Policy Making after the End
389
Notes on Contributors
409

II CASES
199
8 Making US Foreign Policy toward China in the Clinton Administration
201
9 American Assistance to the Former Soviet States in 19931994
225

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About the author (1998)

James M. Scott is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and author of Deciding to Intervene: The Reagan Doctrine and American Foreign Policy, also published by Duke University Press.

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