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The Resource Sailing the water's edge : the domestic politics of American foreign policy, Helen V. Milner & Dustin Tingley

Sailing the water's edge : the domestic politics of American foreign policy, Helen V. Milner & Dustin Tingley

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Sailing the water's edge : the domestic politics of American foreign policy
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Sailing the water's edge
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the domestic politics of American foreign policy
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Helen V. Milner & Dustin Tingley
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eng
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"When engaging with other countries, the U.S. government has a number of different policy instruments at its disposal, including foreign aid, international trade, and the use of military force. But what determines which policies are chosen? Does the United States rely too much on the use of military power and coercion in its foreign policies? Sailing the Water's Edge focuses on how domestic U.S. politics--in particular the interactions between the president, Congress, interest groups, bureaucratic institutions, and the public--have influenced foreign policy choices since World War II and shows why presidents have more control over some policy instruments than others. Presidential power matters and it varies systematically across policy instruments. Helen Milner and Dustin Tingley consider how Congress and interest groups have substantial material interests in and ideological divisions around certain issues and that these factors constrain presidents from applying specific tools. As a result, presidents select instruments that they have more control over, such as use of the military. This militarization of U.S. foreign policy raises concerns about the nature of American engagement, substitution among policy tools, and the future of U.S. foreign policy. Milner and Tingley explore whether American foreign policy will remain guided by a grand strategy of liberal internationalism, what affects American foreign policy successes and failures, and the role of U.S. intelligence collection in shaping foreign policy. The authors support their arguments with rigorous theorizing, quantitative analysis, and focused case studies, such as U.S. foreign policy in Sub-Saharan Africa across two presidential administrations. Sailing the Water's Edge examines the importance of domestic political coalitions and institutions on the formation of American foreign policy."--
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1958-
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Milner, Helen V.
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1979-
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Tingley, Dustin H.
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Executive power
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
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Sailing the water's edge : the domestic politics of American foreign policy, Helen V. Milner & Dustin Tingley
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-318) and index
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. A theory of presidential power and US foreign policy -- 3. Follow the sand dollars: interest groups and American foreign policy instruments -- 4. From the floor to the shore: budget politics and roll call voting on US foreing policy -- 5. Controlling the sand castle: the design and control of US foreign policy agencies -- 6. The view from the public beach: presidential power and substitution in American public opinion -- 7. American foreign policy toward Sub-Saharan Africa, 1993-2009: a case study of policy instrument politics and substitution -- 8. Conclusions
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FIEb17749955
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25 cm.
Extent
xv, 329 pages
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9780691165479
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)908084016
Label
Sailing the water's edge : the domestic politics of American foreign policy, Helen V. Milner & Dustin Tingley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. A theory of presidential power and US foreign policy -- 3. Follow the sand dollars: interest groups and American foreign policy instruments -- 4. From the floor to the shore: budget politics and roll call voting on US foreing policy -- 5. Controlling the sand castle: the design and control of US foreign policy agencies -- 6. The view from the public beach: presidential power and substitution in American public opinion -- 7. American foreign policy toward Sub-Saharan Africa, 1993-2009: a case study of policy instrument politics and substitution -- 8. Conclusions
Control code
FIEb17749955
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 329 pages
Isbn
9780691165479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)908084016

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