2nd Edition

Foreign Policy Analysis New approaches

    196 Pages
    by Routledge

    196 Pages
    by Routledge

    Building on the success of the first edition, this revised volume re-invigorates the conversation between foreign policy analysis and international relations. It opens up the discussion, situating existing debates in foreign policy in relation to contemporary concerns in international relations, and provides a concise and accessible account of key areas in foreign policy analysis that are often ignored. Focusing on how foreign policy decision making affects the conduct of states in the international system, and analysing the relationship between policy, agency and actors, the volume examines:

    • foreign policy and bureaucracies
    • domestic sources of foreign policy
    • foreign policy and the state
    • foreign policy and globalization
    • foreign policy and change.

    Features of the second edition include:

    • a wider range of contemporary case studies and examples from around the globe
    • analysis of new directions in foreign policy analysis including foreign policy implementation and the changing media landscape
    • fully updated material across all chapters to reflect the evolving research agenda in the area.

    This second edition builds on and expands the theoretical canvas of foreign policy analysis, shaping its ongoing dialogue with international relations and offering an important introduction to the field. It is essential reading for all students of foreign policy and international relations.

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Foreign Policy Decision Making

    Chapter 3: Bureaucracies and Foreign Policy

    Chapter 4: The Domestic Sources of Foreign Policy

    Chapter 5: FPA and the State

    Chapter 6: Foreign Policy, Globalization and the Study of FPA

    Chapter 7: Foreign Policy and Change

    Chapter 8: Conclusion


    Chris Alden is a Professor in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. He also holds a post as a research associate at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria.

    Amnon Aran is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Politics at City University London, UK.

    'I highly recommend this second edition to students and scholars of foreign policy. Foreign Policy: New Approaches does an exceptional job at blending current research and wide-ranging, globe-spanning contemporary examples. The authors introduce the state-of-the-art and the ‘big questions’ in foreign policy research in a very accessible and engaging way. The approaches covered in Foreign Policy: New Approaches include the traditional ones that are indispensable for students to know and newer areas such as the role of media, globalisation, and foreign policy change. This is an excellent up-to-date edition that is an ideal introduction to the subfield of Foreign Policy Analysis.' – Juliet Kaarbo, Professor of Foreign Policy, University of Edinburgh, UK

    ‘This revised edition is not just an excellent introduction to Foreign Policy Analysis; the authors’ critical engagement with the subject should help to carry its research agenda forward.’Christopher Hill, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, University of Cambridge, UK