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Congress and the Politics of Foreign Policy (Real Politics in America)

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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 essays constitute a s comprehensive study on foreign policy making in the 21st century—describing 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. For anyone who wants to advance their understanding and appreciation for the role of three American institutions in the crafting of foreign policy making—the United States Congress, the American Presidency, and the United States Supreme Court.

Synopsis:

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 essays constitute a s comprehensive study on foreign policy making in the 21st century—describing 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. For anyone who wants to advance their understanding and appreciation for the role of three American institutions in the crafting of foreign policy making—the United States Congress, the American Presidency, and the United States Supreme Court.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

I. AN INVITATION TO STRUGGLE.
1. The War Power: No Checks, No Balances, Louis Fisher.

2. Congress: How Silent a Partner? John F. Stack, Jr. and Colton C. Campbell.

II. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE TREATY MAKING PROCESS.

3. Advice and Consent: The Forgotten Power, David P. Auerswald.

4. Presidential and Congressional Relations in Foreign Affairs: The Treaty-Making Power and the Rise of Executive Agreements, David M. O'Brien.

5. A Tale of Two Treaties: The Practical Politics of Treaty Ratification in the U.S. Senate, C. Lawrence Evans and Walter J. Oleszek.

III. LEGISLATING FOREIGN POLICY.

6. Alarms and Patrols: Legislative Oversight in Foreign and Defense Policy, Christopher J. Deering.

7. The Republican House and Foreign Policy in the 104th Congress and Beyond, Jonathan D. Mott and Nicol C. Rae.

8. Context and Decision: Explaining U.S. Policy toward Cuba, 1980 to 2000, Christine DeGregorio and David H. Richards.

Internet Addresses.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780130421548
Author:
Campbell, Colton C.
Publisher:
Pearson
Author:
Rae, Nicol C.
Author:
Stack, John F., Jr.
Author:
Stack, John F.
Location:
Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Law and legislation
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
United States Foreign relations.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Real Politics in America Series
Series Volume:
23
Publication Date:
August 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
194
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in 272 gr

Related Subjects

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History and Social Science » Politics » Political Science
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
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History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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"Synopsis" by , 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 essays constitute a s comprehensive study on foreign policy making in the 21st century—describing 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. For anyone who wants to advance their understanding and appreciation for the role of three American institutions in the crafting of foreign policy making—the United States Congress, the American Presidency, and the United States Supreme Court.
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