Notes state-level analysis

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Chapter 3 – Second part State-level of Analysis Emphasizes characteristics of states, what states do, and how they make foreign policy choices. Foreign policy process : The influences and activities within a country that cause its government to decide to adopt one or another foreign policy. Making foreign policy: Type of government, situation, and policy Type of government and the foreign policy process o Variables that affect foreign policy Authoritarian governments: The more authoritarian a government is, the more likely it is that foreign policy will be centered in a narrow segment of the gov. (even pres.) Democratic governments: Open with inputs from legislators, media, public opinion, and opposition parties. Type of situation and the foreign policy process o Crisis situation : decision makers are: surprised by event, feel threatened (especially militarily), and believe that they have only a short time to react. o
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course POLI 25 taught by Professor Stover,william during the Winter '07 term at Santa Clara.

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