1st Edition

Foreign Policy In A Transformed World

By Mark Webber, Michael Smith Copyright 2002
    392 Pages
    by Routledge

    392 Pages
    by Routledge

    For 2nd and 3rd year courses in international politics and foreign policy. This text examines foreign policy in relation to 'change and transformation.' It discusses traditional assumptions about foreign policy and foreign policy making, and develops a framework to facilitate analysis of the challenges faced by foreign policy makers in the late 1990s. The central elements of the framework are the foreign policy arena, decision-making and implementation.  The book then applies the framework to a set of regional case studies, to explore the global and regional arenas and the challenges to which they give rise. Finally, specific case studies of two countries per region highlight the range of impacts for the changing global and regional context, to focus on the analysis of decision-making and implementation, and to illustrate the benefits of comparative analysis.

    1. Introduction
    2. Problems and Issues
    3. Arenas
    4. The Making of Foreign Policy
    5. The Implementation of Foreign Policy
    6. The Americas - Case Studies: The USA and Brazil
    7. The Former Soviet Union - Case Studies: Russia and the Ukraine
    8. The new Europe - Case Studies: Germany, Poland, Finland
    9. Sub-Saharan Africa -Case Studies: Nigeria, South Africa
    10. The Middle East and the Gulf - Case Studies: Israel, Iran
    11. East Asia and the Pacific Rim - Case Studies: China, Japan
    12. Conclusion


    Mark Webber is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Loughborough University, UK. Michael Smith is Jean Monnet Professor of European Politics at Loughborough University, UK.