Should the United States Challenge a Rising China?
Yes: Overlapping spheres of influence, Beijing does not hide military strength,
Realpolitik Strategy (China is peaceful today so they can challenge U.S. tomorrow)
No: economy, human rights, cultural benef
1) How do Presidents use the Executive Power in foreign policy making? Why?
Although broad and vague, the Constitution mandates that presidents can conduct a wide range
of actions in order to execute foreign policies, such a
Erico: Good luck with Exam 2!
1) What are the three ways that the media influences foreign policy? (Jentlesen p70-72)
- Agenda setting
- Shaping Public Opinion
-Direct Influence on Policy Makers
What is the historical precedent over freedom of t
The Foreign Policy Bureaucracy
I. Three factors that make bureaucratic managers especially powerful
legislators often leave gov't agencies alone after creating them
White House constraints
President is hampered by the sheer mas
AMERICAN POWER AND DECLINE
Empire: aggressive expansion/military expansionism.
o Informal: imperial power doesnt take direct control but dominates ($ w/
Hegemony: a powerful state that lacks formal authority over others but sets the
1. Should promoting democracy abroad be a top U.S. priority?
o Democracies produce fewer refugees
o make better economic partners
o fewer conflicts- democracies more accustomed to negotiating
o checks and balances ensures one militarily driven
1) What is globalization? Briefly describe the Dynamics of globalization. Briefly describe the
Dimensions of Globalization.
Globalization: Increasing interconnectedness of the world across state boundaries; the
interconnectedness affects govern