This volume demonstrates the application of the constructivist approach to the analysis of foreign policy (i.e. states' actions in a world of states). Part I introduce constructivism for foreign policy studies. Part II presents five model case studies -- the Cold War, Francoism, the two Chinas, inter-American relations, and Islam in U.S. foreign policy. Part III reviews their results.
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Introduction, Vendulka Kubalkova Part I. Frameworks 1. Foreign Policy, International Relations, and Constructivism, Vendulka Kubalkova 2. Foreign Policy Is what States Make of It: Social Construction and International Relations Theory, Steve Smith 3. A Constructivist Primer, Vendulka Kubalkova 4. Speaking of Policy, Nicholas Onuf Part II. Constructivists at Work 5. "New Thinking" and the End of the Cold War: Five Explanations, Vendulka Kubalkova 6. Thus Spoke Franco: The Place of History in the Making of Foreign Policy, Gonzalo Porcel Quero 7. Making Sense of the Conflict between Mainland China and Taiwan, Shiping Zheng 8. Failed Policy: Analyzing Inter-American Anti-Corruption Programs, Michael W. Collier 9. Identity and Foreign Policy - The Case of Islam in U.S. Foreign Policy, Nizar Messari Part III. Reflections 10. Commonsense Constructivism and Foreign Policy, Ralph Pettman 11. Toward a Constructivist Theory of Foreign Policy, Paul Kowert