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by Joyce P. Kaufman

ePub A Concise History of U.S. Foreign Policy download
Author:
Joyce P. Kaufman
ISBN13:
978-0742534445
ISBN:
0742534448
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Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 29, 2006)
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Subcategory:
Humanities
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1671 kb
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1392 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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540

Joyce P. Kaufman provides students with a clear and concise understanding of key decisions and why they were made

Joyce P. Kaufman provides students with a clear and concise understanding of key decisions and why they were made. She identifies the major themes that have guided foreign policy and the reasons that the United States pursued the policies that it did in the context of specific periods in the nation’s history. The book focuses on the major actors involved in the making of foreign policy and the changing relationships among them. It also explains the major theoretical perspectives within international relations and places key foreign policy decisions within these frameworks

Foreign Policy is excellent.

Foreign Policy is excellent. For the classroom, the text challenges students through interesting case studies to discuss and debate contentious foreign policy decisions.

Joyce P. It also explains the major theoretical perspectives within international relations and places key foreign policy decisions within these frameworks

Subsequent chapters explore A Concise History of . Foreign Policy offers a conceptual and historical overview of American foreign relations from the founding to the present

Subsequent chapters explore A Concise History of . Foreign Policy offers a conceptual and historical overview of American foreign relations from the founding to the present. Kaufman begins the book with a thorough explanation of major themes, concepts, and actors in international relations that gives students a solid foundation on which to analyze .

Teachers of American foreign policy often struggle to find the right balance between diplomatic history and contemporary policy debates. In a short and highly readable text, Joyce Kaufman gets the balance just right and provides an anchor for building effective classroom discussions about where we have come from and where we might be headed. Robert Strong, Washington and Lee University). A very good, concise summary suitable for undergraduate students in . International Relations. Andrew F. Clark, University of North Carolina, Wilmington). Kaufman introduces the major themes that have driven the making of . foreign policy, with an emphasis on the importance of economics and trade as well as the relevant political issues of the time to both describe and explain critical decisions. Beginning with the question "what is foreign policy and why is it important?" the author shows the reader how foreign policy is relevant to everyone, and in some way touches all our lives.

foreign policy from the founding to the present. Joyce P. She identifies the major themes that have guided foreign policy and the reasons that the United States pursued the policies that it did in the context of specific periods in the nation's history.

A Concise History of . Joyce Kaufman clearly explains major themes in foreign relations and places the evolution of policy decisions within the context of the international situations and domestic priorities.

Book Kaufman, Joyce. A Concise History of . 2nd ed. Rowman & Little Publishers Inc, 2010. Foreign Policy by Joyce Kaufman, is a nonfiction book that attempts to explain the basic concepts and events of America foreign policy. The book is formatted like a textbook and is written as dryly and as factually as one. Kaufman is a professor of political science at Whittier College and wrote this book to teach to her classes.

A Concise History of U.S. Foreign Policy offers a conceptual and historical overview of American foreign relations from the founding to the present. Kaufman begins the book with a thorough explanation of major themes, concepts, and actors in international relations that gives students a solid foundation on which to analyze U.S. foreign policy. Subsequent chapters explore how these theories and concepts apply to political and historical actions, placing the evolution of foreign policy decisions within the context of the international situations and domestic priorities. Kaufman concludes with a look forward to the twenty-first century and uses case studies to encourage students to form their own ideas about American foreign policy.
  • Book is informative; uses the past to highlight current issues and trends. Definitely a book to read in today’s climate.

  • If you want to quickly brush up on essentially everything you can in a short period of time, this is the book. This book tells many foreign policy events in one. Albeit the descriptions of each are short, but the book is meant to be concise and quickly flowing!

  • Got me through my foreign policy class alright, but it isn't tooooo details specific.

  • I would have to say I quite enjoyed Kaufman's book. Being a political science major, you often find yourself being caught up in difficult to read journals and books. However, Kaufman does an extremely good job of using simple language to discuss how history has shaped our current foreign policy and how we can look to shape it in the future.

  • Very easy to understand and grasp concepts that are politically and historically complicated. It's a must read to understand the past present and future of foreign policy of the USA. Gives a good foundation of understanding to apply to a variety of political agendas nowadays.

  • Easy read and informative.Designed to teach the layperson about foreign policy.

  • I'm using this in an undergraduate course on the impact of U.S. foreign policy on peoples around the world. The book does a really good job of laying out the basics of the history and what was at stake, but does an abysmal job of preparing students to ask critical and evaluative questions of US foreign policy. There is an old debate in the social sciences about the tone and voice of the scholar in writing about social issues—should the scholar be "neutral" and "objective," or should the scholar be critical? As a sociologist, I usually fall to the critical side of that debate, and find teaching with this text frustrating, as it makes devastating events (e.g., dropping nuclear weapons on Japan) in "neutral" voice which has the effect of normalizing or excusing them in the eyes of students. Presenting all sides of a debate is welcome; but the text needs *something* to get students thinking about what they are reading.

  • Joyce Kaufman explains the choices made by the people in charge of American foreign policy from the beginning to now and tells why the choices were made. Stripped of ideology and rhetoric she tells the story simply but without patronizing the reader. She explains the dominating ideas behind the choices and the domestic and international economic and political influences that helped to determine the choices. A good read.