Making American Foreign Policy

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Routledge, Feb 1, 2013 - Political Science - 400 pages
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Ole Holsti, one of the deans of US foreign policy analysis, examines the complex factors involved in the policy decision-making process including the beliefs and cognitive processes of foreign policy leaders and the influence public opinion has on foreign policy. The essays, in addition to being both theoretically and empirically rich, are historical in breadth--with essays on Vietnam--as well as contemporary in relevance--with essays on public opinion and foreign policy after 9/11.


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Theories of International Relations and Foreign
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Ole Holsti is the George V. Allen Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Duke University. He is the author most recently of Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy (1996) and is a co-editor of The Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations(OUP). He is a past president of the International Studies Association (1979-80).

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