© 2002

Foreign Policy Decision-Making (Revisited)

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Valerie M. Hudson
    Pages 1-20
  3. Richard C. Snyder, H. W. Bruck, Burton Sapin
    Pages 21-152
  4. Derek H. Chollet, James M. Goldgeier
    Pages 153-180
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 181-186

About this book


This classic work has helped shape the field of international relations and especially influenced scholars interested in how foreign policy is made. At a time when conventional wisdom and traditional approaches are being questioned, and when there is increased interest in the importance of process, the insights of Snyder, Bruck and Sapin have continuing and increased relevance. Prescient in its focus on the effects on foreign policy of individuals and their preconceptions, organizations and their procedures, and cultures and their values, "Foreign Policy Decision-Making" is of continued relevance for anyone seeking to understand the ways foreign policy is made. Their seminal framework is here complemented by two new chapters examining its influence on generations of scholars, the current state of the field, and areas for future research.


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About the authors

VALERIE HUDSON Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University JAMES GOLDGEIER Associate Professor of Political Science,George Washington University DEREK CHOLLETT Ph.D. candidate in political science at Columbia University

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'This republication is an exceptionally good idea, one long overdue.' - Donald A. Sylvan, The Ohio State University

'Snyder/Bruck/Sapin are the 'grand old men' of comparative foreign policy research. Having them back in print is wonderful.' - Marijke Breuning, Associate Professor, Truman State University