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U.S. Foreign Policy
The Paradox of World Power

Seventh Edition


August 2024 | 320 pages | CQ Press
The same aspects of American government and society that propelled the United States to global primacy have also hampered its orderly and successful conduct of foreign policy. This paradox challenges U.S. leaders to overcome threats to America's world power in the face of fast-moving global developments and political upheavals at home. U.S. Foreign Policy explores this paradox, identifies its key sources and manifestations, and considers its future implications. Authors Steven W. Hook and Amy Skonieczny help students learn how to think critically about these cascading developments and the link between the process and the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. 
 
Figures, Tables, Maps, and Boxes
 
Preface
 
Part I The Setting of U.S. Foreign Policy
 
Chapter 1 The United States in a Turbulent World
 
Chapter 2 The Expansion of U.S. Power
 
Chapter 3 Dynamics of Decision Making
 
Part II Inside-Out: Government Sources of Foreign Policy
 
Chapter 4 Presidential Power
 
Chapter 5 Congress Beyond the “Water’s Edge”
 
Chapter 6 The Foreign Policy Bureaucracy
 
Part III Outside-In: External Sources of Foreign Policy
 
Chapter 7 Public Opinion at Home and Abroad
 
Chapter 8 The Impact of Mass Communications
 
Chapter 9 Social Movements and Interest Groups
 
Part IV Policy Domains
 
Chapter 10 National Security and Defense Policy
 
Chapter 11 Economic Statecraft
 
Chapter 12 Transnational Policy Problems
 
Appendix A U.S. Administrations Since World War II
 
Appendix B The War Powers Resolution of 1973
 
Glossary
 
Notes
 
References
 
Author Citations and Index
 
About the Author

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One of the best foreign policy books out there. This book has all the aspects that you want to teach.

Zachary Houser
Florida State University
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This book does an excellent job outlining the process of US foreign policy and the institutions of US foreign policy. More importantly, it is incredibly accessible and its approach is useful not just to students who are interested in USFP but to all students of American government.

Michael Grossman
University of Mount Union
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An approachable text that uses a range of foreign policy theories to explore the sometimes contradictory ways the United States exercises power in a globalized world.

Brian R. Urlacher
University of North Dakota
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This is a good, readable foreign policy text that covers all the basics. 

Darren Wheeler
Ball State University
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