Foreign Policy Analysis

New Approaches

By Chris Alden, Amnon Aran

© 2011 – Routledge

168 pages

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About the Book

This exciting new book aims to re-invigorate 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 provide a concise and accessible account of key areas in foreign policy analysis that are often ignored.

Focusing on how the process of foreign policy decision making affects the conduct of states in the international system, and analysing the relationship between policy, agency and actors, the work examines:

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

This work 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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Foreign Policy Decision Making 3. Bureaucracies and Foreign Policy 4. The Domestic Sources of Foreign Policy 5. FPA and the State 6. Foreign Policy, Globalization and the Study of FPA 7. Foreign Policy and Change 8. Conclusion

About the Authors

Chris Alden is a Reader in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General