Foreign Policy Analysis

Series Editor: Douglas Van Belle

The Routledge series Foreign Policy Analysis examines the intersection of domestic and international politics with an emphasis on decision-making at both the individual and group levels. Research in this broadly defined and interdisciplinary field includes nearly all methodological approaches, encompasses the analysis of single nations as well as large-N comparative studies, and ranges from the psychology of leaders, to the effects of process, to the patterns created by specific dynamic or contextual influences on decision making.

  • Becoming Rivals

    The Process of Interstate Rivalry Development

    By Brandon Valeriano

    Rivalries are a fundamental aspect of all international interactions. The concept of rivalry suggests that historic animosity may be the most fundamental variable in explaining and understanding why states commit international violence against each other. By understanding the historic factors…

    Paperback – 2015-09-20 
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  • American Trade Politics and the Triumph of Globalism

    By Orin Kirshner

    A deep and unresolved tension exists within American trade politics between the nation’s promotion of an open world trading system and the operations of its democratic domestic political regime. Whereas most scholarly attention has focused on how domestic politics has interfered with the United…

    Paperback – 2014-05-01
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  • Prospect Theory and Foreign Policy Analysis in the Asia Pacific

    Rational Leaders and Risky Behavior

    By Kai He, Huiyun Feng

    Why does North Korea behave erratically in pursuing its nuclear weapons program? Why did the United States prefer bilateral alliances to multilateral ones in Asia after World War II? Why did China become "nice"—no more military coercion—in dealing with the pro-independence Taiwan President Chen…

    Hardback – 2012-12-19
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  • When Things Go Wrong

    Foreign Policy Decision Making under Adverse Feedback

    Edited by Charles F. Hermann

    What happens when a government begins a major foreign policy commitment and then later receives new information that it is failing? The question of how to deal with adverse feedback to high-stakes foreign policy speaks to a number of important, current scenarios in international relations. Indeed,…

    Paperback – 2011-12-19
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  • The Unilateralist Temptation in American Foreign Policy

    By David Skidmore

    The pattern of multilateral engagement and unilateral retrenchment in American foreign policy from the Cold War through the Clinton, Bush, and Obama years presents a puzzle. What accounts for the unilateralist turn? Is it a passing aberration attributable to the neoconservative ideology of the Bush…

    Paperback – 2010-12-08
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