Lecture 12 - Democracy, Secrecy and Foreign Policy Secrecy...

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Unformatted text preview: Democracy, Secrecy and Foreign Policy Secrecy Dilemma Findings Legislatures and Foreign Policy The Dilemma: Secrecy and Mobilization International Affairs: Secrecy and Democracy Michael Colaresi 1 / 26 International Affairs:, Secrecy and Democracy Democracy, Secrecy and Foreign Policy Secrecy Dilemma Findings Legislatures and Foreign Policy The Dilemma: Secrecy and Mobilization Democracy and Foreign Policy How does domestic politics influence international relations? 2 / 26 International Affairs:, Secrecy and Democracy Democracy, Secrecy and Foreign Policy Secrecy Dilemma Findings Legislatures and Foreign Policy The Dilemma: Secrecy and Mobilization Democracy and Foreign Policy How does domestic politics influence international relations? Domestic Accountability Role of Information and Secrecy 2 / 26 International Affairs:, Secrecy and Democracy Democracy, Secrecy and Foreign Policy Secrecy Dilemma Findings Legislatures and Foreign Policy The Dilemma: Secrecy and Mobilization Democratic Accountability: Efficient or Defficient Accountability Benefits: Signal resolve to a potential enemy. Constrain foreign policy corruption. Win wars, raise money for wars, increased cooperation. Doyle, Kant, and Cobden 3 / 26 International Affairs:, Secrecy and Democracy Democracy, Secrecy and Foreign Policy Secrecy Dilemma Findings Legislatures and Foreign Policy The Dilemma: Secrecy and Mobilization Democratic Accountability: Efficient or Defficient Accountability Benefits: Signal resolve to a potential enemy. Constrain foreign policy corruption. Win wars, raise money for wars, increased cooperation. Doyle, Kant, and Cobden Accountability Costs: Lack of secrecy and effectiveness Sheep herding the shepherds. Inefficient foreign policy, failure to act when needed, irrational policy choices. Mearsheimer, Walt, Johnson 3 / 26 International Affairs:, Secrecy and Democracy Democracy, Secrecy and Foreign Policy Secrecy Dilemma Findings Legislatures and Foreign Policy The Dilemma: Secrecy and Mobilization Title Redacted (for your own good) Recent empirical research has favored accountability benefits (Liberal Story). 4 / 26 International Affairs:, Secrecy and Democracy Democracy, Secrecy and Foreign Policy Secrecy Dilemma Findings Legislatures and Foreign Policy The Dilemma: Secrecy and Mobilization Title Redacted (for your own good) Recent empirical research has favored accountability benefits (Liberal Story). Problems: Foreign Policy Secrecy in Democracies Secrecy has foreign policy benefits, as democracy-skeptics note (spying, bluffing, hiding, etc). Can not keep secrets from potential threats and enemies if you broadcast that information to the public. 4 / 26 International Affairs:, Secrecy and Democracy Democracy, Secrecy and Foreign Policy Secrecy Dilemma Findings Legislatures and Foreign Policy The Dilemma: Secrecy and Mobilization Title Redacted (for your own good) Recent empirical research has favored accountability benefits (Liberal Story)....
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Lecture 12 - Democracy, Secrecy and Foreign Policy Secrecy...

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