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.
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
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