The second edition of this introductory textbook on foreign policy analysis focuses on the key explanatory factors that underlie the foreign policies of states and other actors to show how theory can illuminate practice. Genuinely international in scope and drawing on a wide range of examples, it provides an accessible introduction to the key elements of foreign policy analysis to explain, predict and evaluate what states and other collective actors want, how they make decisions, and key determinants of state security, diplomatic, and economic foreign policies. Providing a broad set of theoretical tools for analysing foreign policy, and including increased coverage of methodology, this new edition provides students with the skills to undertake their own foreign policy analysis.
, Rasmus Brun Pedersen
Red Globe Press
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2nd ed. 2020
27 November 2019
Professional and scholarly
1. Introduction.- 2. Research Questions and the Use of Theory.- 3. Choosing an Appropriate Research Strategy.- 4. System Level Factors.- 5. Domestic Factors.- 6. Understandings of the Choice Situation.- 7. Making Foreign Policy .- 8. What States Do: Security Policies.- 9 What States Do: Diplomacy.- 10. What States Do: Economic Foreign Policies.- 11. A Transformation of State Foreign Policy-Making?
Derek Beach is Professor of Political Science at the Aarhus University, Denmark. Rasmus Brun Pedersen is Associate Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University, Denmark.