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Author Beach, Derek.

Title Analyzing foreign policy / Derek Beach
Published Basingstoke, Hampshire [U.K.] ; New York : Palgave Macmillan, 2012


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 MELB  327.101 Bea/Afp  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24cm
Contents 1. Introduction : analyzing foreign policy -- Defining 'foreign policy' -- What is the analysis of foreign policy? -- What is theory? -- A theoretical toolbox for the study of foreign policy -- The assumptions and core arguments of the theoretical tools -- Part I. What states want -- 2. System-level factors -- Structural realism : the survival of egoistic states in an anarchic world -- Liberalism : institutions and interdependence creates a new context for states -- Constructivism : different cultures of anarchy, national interests and identity -- 3. Domestic factors -- Neoclassical realism : anarchy with a domestic face -- Liberalism : opening up the black box -- Social constructivism at the state level : interest and identity construction -- Part II. Decision-making -- 4. Understanding the choice situation -- the Rational Actor Model (RAM) -- Cognitive theories : a more realistic understanding of the collection and processing of information -- 5. Making choices -- Cognitive and social-psychological theories of decision-making -- The politics of choice : foreign policy decisions as the product of political battles -- Part III. What states do -- 6. Security policies -- War and security foreign policies -- Why states prefer certain military/strategic options over others : the role of strategic culture -- Preventing war : creating stable balances of power -- Preventing war : deterrence and coercive diplomacy -- Preventing war : strong liberal theories on transformations due to democracy and interdependence -- Conflict resolution and the termination of international conflicts -- 7. Diplomacy -- Negotiations as a form of diplomacy -- Two-level games -- Negotiations and culture -- 8. Economic foreign policies -- Trade policies -- Economic sanctions and aid : the sticks and carrots of economic statecraft -- Foreign developmental aid -- 9. A transformation of state foreign policy-making? -- Globalization and the end of the state-centric world? -- Foreign policy-making beyond the state? -- 10. Analyzing foreign policy : research strategies and methods -- Choosing research questions -- Choosing an appropriate research strategy -- Deductive, theory-testing research designs -- Inductive, theory-building research designs -- The methodology of post-structuralist foreign policy analysis : a brief guide -- Conclusions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-266) and index
Subject International relations.
International relations -- Research.
Genre/Form Lehrbuch
ISBN 9780230237384 (hbk.)
023023738X (hbk.)
9780230237391 (paperback)
0230237398 (paperback)