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.

British Foreign Policy: Continuity and Transformation

British foreign policy: Continuity and transformation
Brian White

This chapter marks the beginning of our analysis of foreign policy behavior in thirteen different countries. Brian White describes the continuity of British foreign policy after World War II, within the context of Winston Churchill's global, Atlantic, and European “circles” of activity. Even as these circles remained constant arenas for British foreign policy, this chapter illustrates the incredible complexity of challenges Britain faced with changes in the world. Most notably, Europeanization has blurred the distinction between what is domestic and what is foreign and has significantly altered how foreign policy is made. Today, Britain continues to wrestle with its orientation toward and identity in Europe and with its role in the promotion ...

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