POLS_110_-_Lecture_29

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Unformatted text preview: Yet another insight brought to you by OTA H2O Productions. Chapter 18: FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL DEFENSE Three Basic Ways of Conceiving American Foreign Policy: President Centered (Realist IR Theory) Citizen Centered (Liberal IR Theory) Two-Level Game (Game Theory) President Centered Foreign Policy: All decisions are made by the President or other high- ranking officials These decisions are based on the structure of the international environment The primary concern of these decisions are based on international security (or threats thereto) Citizen Centered Foreign Policy: Foreign policy decisions are made based on a calculation of the wants and desires of the citizens They take the public agenda in the same manner as domestic policy (threshold and/or punctuated equilibrium) Both humanitarian and security concerns take top priority Two Level Game Foreign Policy: The President is primary maker of foreign policy This policy is constructed with an eye to both the international and domestic environment Issues can be important from either end of this game Foreign Policy And Democracy:...
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