Congress, the Presidency and American Foreign Policy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080255743, 9781483136400

Congress, the Presidency and American Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Pergamon Policy Studies on International Politics

Editors: John Spanier Joseph Nogee
eBook ISBN: 9781483136400
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 244
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Description

Congress, the Presidency and American Foreign Policy provides a critical look at the resulting executive-legislative relations in the conduct of American foreign policy. This book explores the capacity of American political institutions to conduct a foreign policy that will meet the nation's many needs. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an explanation of the Jackson-Vanik amendment; the congressional participation in US-Middle East Policy; and the implication of the domestic politics of SALT II for the foreign policy process. Subsequent chapters explore the negotiations and ratification of the Panama Canal treaties; the Turkish Embargo problem; economic sanctions against Rhodesia; and the energy policy. Lastly, the dilemmas of policy-making in a democracy are addressed.

Table of Contents


Preface

Introduction—Congress and the Presidency: The Weakest Link in the Policy Process

Chapter

1 The Jackson-Vanik Amendment

2 Congressional Participation in U.S.-Middle East Policy, October 1973-1976: Congressional Activism vs. Policy Coherence

3 The Domestic Politics of SALT II: Implications for the Foreign Policy Process

4 Negotiations and Ratification of the Panama Canal Treaties

5 Congress as Trojan Horse? The Turkish Embargo Problem, 1974-1978

6 Economic Sanctions Against Rhodesia

7 Energy Policy

8 Congress and the Presidency: The Dilemmas of Policy-Making in a Democracy

Index

About the Contributors

Details

No. of pages:
244
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1981
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483136400

About the Editor

John Spanier

Joseph Nogee