Feedback Loops as Links between Foreign Policy and International Relations: The US War on Terror

  • Frank Gadinger
  • Dirk Peters
Part of the Palgrave Studies in International Relations Series book series (PSIR)

Abstract

Even in a globalized world, states persist and continue to pursue foreign policies. Yet the analysis of these foreign polices has become more difficult and the confines of the disciplines we are working in are not always helpful in addressing these difficulties. As the boundaries between the internal and external become increasingly blurry and states become more and more enmeshed in their global environment, the relation between foreign policy and international environment becomes more immediate. State policies are more directly affected by the international environment, but they, in turn, also have a more immediate impact on this environment themselves. Consequently, feedback between states’ foreign policies and their external environments is apparent in many policy fields such as climate policy, Western interventionism and the global financial crisis.

Keywords

Feedback Loop Foreign Policy International Relation International Politics International Relation 
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