Bureaucratic Politics And Foreign Policy by Morton H. HalperinBureaucratic Politics And Foreign Policy by Morton H. Halperin

Bureaucratic Politics And Foreign Policy

byMorton H. Halperin, Priscilla ClappAs told byArnold Kanter

Paperback | October 18, 2006

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The first edition of Bureaucratic Politics and Foreign Policyis one of the most successful Brookings titles of all time. Thisthoroughly revised version updates that classic analysis of the roleplayed by the federal bureaucracy –civilian career officials,political appointees, and military officers –and Congress informulating U.S. national security policy, illustrating how policydecisions are actually made. Government agencies, departments, andindividuals all have certain interests to preserve and promote. Thosepriorities, and the conflicts they sometimes spark, heavily influencethe formulation and implementation of foreign policy. A decision thatlooks like an orchestrated attempt to influence another country may infact represent a shaky compromise between rival elements within theU.S. government. The authors provide numerous examples of bureaucraticmaneuvering and reveal how they have influenced our internationalrelations. The revised edition includes new examples of bureaucraticpolitics from the past three decades, from Jimmy Carter's view ofthe State Department to conflicts between George W. Bush and thebureaucracy regarding Iraq. The second edition also includes a newanalysis of Congress's role in the politics of foreignpolicymaking.

Morton H. Halperin was a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and is now senior adviser to the Open Society Institute. He directed policy planning staffs at the Department of State, the National Security Council, and the Department of Defense for Presidents Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton. Priscilla Clapp served nearly t...
Title:Bureaucratic Politics And Foreign PolicyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.02 inPublished:October 18, 2006Publisher:Brookings Institution PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0815734093

ISBN - 13:9780815734093