American Government - foreign policy

American Government - foreign policy - Foreign policy Who...

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Foreign policy Who makes foreign policy in the U.S. o President, bureaucracy, congree Who shapes foreign policy in the U.S.? o Interest groups o Media Historical foundations o Anti-statism: we prefer small uninvolved government o Federalism: decentralized power o Client state: let others handle it as much as possible o Amateurism: we didn’t want a professional diplomatic corps, suspicious of that o Unilateralism: going it alone Major world wards in Europe mean the fall of traditional historical powers and increased US power and involvement in world affairs Multilateralism becomes the new US policy o Involvement of several nations in coordinated action, usually in relation to a common adversary, with terms and conditions defined in a treaty o NATO o UN Diplomacy Economic aid o Following WWII, the United Staes and its allies formed financial institutions to try to control the world economy o International Monetary Fund: created to provide loans to needy member countries
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