Widely regarded as the most comprehensive comparative foreign policy text, Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective has been completely updated in this much-anticipated second edition. The editors have brought together fifteen top scholars to highlight the importance of both internal and external forces in foreign policymaking. Exploring the foreign policies of thirteen nations—both major and emerging players, and representing all regions of the world—chapter authors link the study of international relations to domestic politics, while treating each nation according to individual histories and contemporary dilemmas. The book's accessible theoretical framework is designed to enable comparative analysis, helping students discern patterns to understand why a state acts as it does in foreign affairs. Each of the thirteen country chapters includes: an introduction by the editors to highlight similar developments in other countries; a discussion of the linkages between internal and external factors and implications for the future; coverage of key foreign policy issues; a map to provide geographical context; and a list of suggested readings.
- Chapter 1: The Analysis of Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective
- Chapter 2: British Foreign Policy: Continuity and Transformation
- Chapter 3: French Foreign Policy: Maintaining Global Ambitions
- Chapter 4: German Foreign Policy: Gulliver's Travails in the 21st Century
- Chapter 5: Russian Foreign Policy: A Quest for Great Power Status in a Multipolar World
- Chapter 6: Foreign Policy of the People's Republic of China
- Chapter 7: Japanese Foreign Policy: The International-Domestic Nexus
- Chapter 8: Coming into its Own: Indian Foreign Policy
- Chapter 9: Turkish Foreign Policy: Bridge, Buffer, and Barrier
- Chapter 10: The Changing Character of Iranian Foreign Policy
- Chapter 11: Nigerian Foreign Policy: Unfilled Promise
- Chapter 12: South African Foreign Policy: Power and Post-Apartheid Identity
- Chapter 13: Brazil: Global Power-to-Be?
- Chapter 14: Venezuelan Foreign Policy: Petro-Politics and Paradigm Change
- Chapter 15: Domestic and International Influences on Foreign Policy: A Comparative Perspective