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Author Bacchus, William I., 1940- author

Title Foreign Policy and the Bureaucratic Process : the State Department's Country Director System / William I. Bacchus
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (366 pages) : illustrations
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Tables -- Charts -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter One: The Context of Foreign Policy Making -- Chapter Two: The Country Director Idea: Origins and Development -- Chapter Three: The Emerging Role of the Country Director -- Chapter Four: One Actor among Many: The Country Director in the Foreign Affairs Community -- Chapter Five: The Country Director in the Policy Process: Points of Impact -- Chapter Six: Individuals and the System -- Chapter Seven: The Country Director Experiment: Some Perspectives on Attempted Organizational Change -- Chapter Eight: The Country Director's Future: Survival, Modification, or Extinction? -- Chapter Nine: Conclusion -- Appendix A.A Profile of Country Directors: Backgrounds and Experience -- Appendix B. Country Director Areas of Responsibility (Jan. 1, 1974) -- Appendix C. Methodology -- Select Bibliography -- Index
Summary In 1966, the Department of State attempted to strengthen the working level of its geographic bureaus through the establishment of "Country Directors" charged with government-wide leadership and coordination of policy matters concerning individual foreign countries. Through extensive interviews with incumbent Country Directors and members of the foreign affairs community, William I. Bacchus has explored the role of the Country Director, gaining insights into the foreign policy process, and noting obstacles that limit planned modification in large organizations. By focusing on the working level, where day-to-day affairs are conducted, this book amplifies and expands on the findings of a number of recent studies of organizational change and behavior, the foreign policy process, and bureaucratic politics. Originally published in 1974. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Notes In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed October 05 2015)
Subject United States. Department of State.
International relations administration
International relations -- Administration.
International relations.
Politische Willensbildung
United States -- Foreign relations administration.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400867142