This unit provides an overview of the American political system and the formulation of foreign policy. The unit considers how foreign policy is made through the interaction of executive, legislative and judicial branches and with other elements of civil society, with a special emphasis on the post-Cold War period. It seeks to answer: (a) what is the influence of domestic politics on US foreign policy; and (b) how does the US system cope with the apparent contradictions between its ideals and the imperatives of global power?
|Academic unit||Government and International Relations|
|12 credit points at 2000 level in GOVT or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies|
|GOVT2405 or GOVT2445|
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