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Foreign Policy Analysis

A Toolbox

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Offers a thorough analysis of the scientific advances in FPA

  • Features an eclectic panorama of different conceptual, theoretical and methodological approaches to FPA

  • Identifies emerging theoretical trends, gaps in the literature, data that can be mobilized, methodological pitfalls in FPA and references that need to be better investigated

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. What Is Foreign Policy Analysis?

    • Jean-Frédéric Morin, Jonathan Paquin
    Pages 1-15
  3. How to Identify and Assess a Foreign Policy?

    • Jean-Frédéric Morin, Jonathan Paquin
    Pages 17-68
  4. Do Decision-Makers Matter?

    • Jean-Frédéric Morin, Jonathan Paquin
    Pages 69-100
  5. What Is the Influence of the Bureaucracy?

    • Jean-Frédéric Morin, Jonathan Paquin
    Pages 101-125
  6. To What Extent Is Foreign Policy Shaped by Institutions?

    • Jean-Frédéric Morin, Jonathan Paquin
    Pages 127-166
  7. How Influential Are the Social Actors?

    • Jean-Frédéric Morin, Jonathan Paquin
    Pages 167-215
  8. How Does Rationality Apply to FPA and What Are Its Limitations?

    • Jean-Frédéric Morin, Jonathan Paquin
    Pages 217-254
  9. What Part Does Culture Play in FPA?

    • Jean-Frédéric Morin, Jonathan Paquin
    Pages 255-314
  10. Does the International Structure Explain Foreign Policy?

    • Jean-Frédéric Morin, Jonathan Paquin
    Pages 315-339
  11. What Are the Current Challenges to FPA?

    • Jean-Frédéric Morin, Jonathan Paquin
    Pages 341-350
  12. Back Matter

    Pages 351-359

About this book

This book presents the evolution of the field of foreign policy analysis and explains the theories that have structured research in this area over the last 50 years. It provides the essentials of emerging theoretical trends, data and methodological pitfalls and major case-studies and is designed to be a key entry point for graduate students, upper-level undergraduates and scholars into the discipline. The volume features an eclectic panorama of different conceptual, theoretical and methodological approaches to foreign political analysis, focusing on different models of analysis such as two-level game analysis, bureaucratic politics, strategic culture, cybernetics, poliheuristic analysis, cognitive mapping, gender studies, groupthink and the systemic sources of foreign policy. The authors also clarify conceptual notions such as doctrines, ideologies and national interest, through the lenses of foreign policy analysis.

Keywords

  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • IR theory
  • two-level game analysis
  • bureaucratic politics
  • strategic culture
  • cybernetics
  • discursive institutionalism
  • poliheuristic analysis
  • cognitive mapping
  • groupthink

Reviews

“Foreign Policy Analysis provides superb coverage of the leading approaches to the study of foreign policy and of the major theoretical and methodological debates in the field. This exceptionally well organized book will be valuable for a variety of courses in foreign policy and international relations.” (Jack S. Levy, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University, USA)

“This much needed book offers a systematic and comprehensive description and evaluation of the major approaches to, and theories of, foreign policy.  It is both timely and useful to all who seek to understand and explain the behaviour of states in the international system.” (Kalevi J. Holsti, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia, Canada)

“Combining the newest findings and approaches with classic concepts and theories, Foreign Policy Analysis: A Toolbox provides a comprehensive look at foreign policy past and present, a one-stop shop for learning about the topic.” (Brian C. Rathbun, Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California, USA)

“This most welcome book is a great ambassador for foreign policy analysis: comprehensive in scope, precise in accounts and engaging in style.” (Knud Erik Jørgensen, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Political Science, Université Laval, QC, Canada

    Jean-Frédéric Morin, Jonathan Paquin

About the authors

Jean-Frédéric Morin is Associate Professor at Laval University, Canada, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy.

Jonathan Paquin is Professor of Political Science at Laval University, Canada.

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eBook
USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-61003-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)