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After the End: Making U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold by James M. Scott

By James M. Scott

In the political panorama rising from the tip of the chilly warfare, making U.S. overseas coverage has develop into tougher, due partially to much less readability and consensus approximately threats and pursuits. In After the tip James M. Scott brings jointly a gaggle of students to discover the altering overseas scenario given that 1991 and to envision the features and styles of coverage making which are rising according to a post–Cold battle world.
These essays research the hot efforts of U.S. policymakers to recast the jobs, pursuits, and reasons of the USA either at domestic and overseas in a political atmosphere the place coverage making has turn into more and more decentralized and democratized. The members recommend that international coverage management has shifted from White condominium and government department dominance to an elevated staff of actors that comes with the president, Congress, the overseas coverage forms, curiosity teams, the media, and the general public. the amount comprises case stories that concentrate on China, Russia, Bosnia, Somalia, democracy advertising, overseas relief, and NAFTA. jointly, those chapters describe how coverage making after 1991 compares to that of different sessions and recommend how international coverage will strengthen within the future.
This assortment presents a large, balanced review of U.S. international coverage making within the post–Cold conflict environment for students, lecturers, and scholars of U.S. overseas coverage, political technological know-how, heritage, and overseas 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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Presidents who are able to govern successfully are those who can promote high levels of professional reputation and public prestige. In foreign policy, this is likely to be especially important for those intermestic issues that have become increasingly salient since the end of the cold war. When the government deals with issues that intersect domestic and foreign policy-such as over economics, immigration, drugs, and the environment-more interest groups and constituencies gain access to the increasingly complex policy-making process.

Pp. 3-18 (distinguishing between countries that are at the end of history and those countries still in history); Barry Buzan, "New Patterns in Global Security," International Affairs 67, no. 3 (July 1991): 4315I (discussing the center and the periphery); and Singer and Wildavsky, The Real World Order (discussing a "Zone of Peace" and a "Zone of Turmoil"). 36 On the rise of nonstate actors, see, for example, Jessica T. Mathews, "Power Shift," Foreign Affairs 76, no. I (January/February 1997): 50-66.

Constraints were relatively weak and the uncertain elements tended to be supportive of presidential efforts to contain the threat of communism. The foreign policy bureaucracy, for example, expanded and be- 32 Jerel Rosati and Stephen Twing came an important tool for implementing the president's containment policies. S. foreign policy. A strong anticommunist consensus developed among the American citizenry and foreign policy elite, resulting in strong public, media, and interest group support of a policy of containment and presidential actions abroad.

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