This new contributed volume from Steven Hook and James Scott introduces students to the conduct of foreign policy under the Obama administration. Its twelve original essays, written by a stellar cast of experts in the field, address whether the Obama administration's strategy represents a "renewal" of U.S. engagement. To what extent has this administration succeeded in building both the domestic and international constituencies needed to implement its foreign policy goals? How exactly have Obama's policies regarding drone strikes, prisoner abuse, extraordinary rendition, and climate change differed from Bush-era policies? Contributors provide detailed assessments of these and many other key questions.
Designed to fit easily into courses on U.S. foreign policy, the volume's first part looks at policy formulation, while the second part tackles policy domains. An extensive bibliography makes a great student resource for further research.
Steven W. Hook and James M. Scott
Seeking Renewal: American Foreign Policy in the Obama Era
Presidents, Advisers, and Future Directions of American Foreign Policy
Ralph G. Carter and James M. Scott
Striking a Balance: Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy
Douglas C. Foyle
Vox Populi as a Foundation for Foreign Policy Renewal? Unity and Division in Post-Bush Administration Public Opinion
Patrick J. Haney
Ethnic Lobbying in the Obama Administration
Renewing U.S. National Security Policy: Something Old, Something New
Change and Continuity in America’s Counterterrorism Strategy under Obama
U.S. Intelligence Policy: Where Do We Stand?
Christopher M. Jones and Kevin P. Marsh
David P. Forsythe
Protecting Human Rights
I. M. Destler
“First, Do No Harm”: Foreign Economic Policy Making under Barack Obama
Michael E. Kraft
U.S. Global Environmental Policy in the Post-Bush Era