This invative teaching text on United States foreign policy interprets the foreign policy decision-making process through the lens of political debate and exchange. It introduces historical developments and theories of U.S. foreign policy and engages students in the politics of the foreign policy process through invative learning exercises. * Features critical analysis of contemporary trends in U.S. foreign policy, including debates in the Obama administration, foreign policy and the 2012 presidential election, and reaction to the Arab Spring * Written by an award-winning teacher-scholar in international relations, with extensive experience in both policy making and pedagogy * Views foreign policy decision making through the lends of political debate * Offers fresh perspectives on historical developments as well as surveying prominent foreign policy theories * Includes new and invative participatory learning exercises exploring a range of themes including executive/ legislature conflict * Contains extensive teaching and learning applications, including discussion questions, document templates, worksheets, suggested readings, and links to web resources throughout
Jeffrey S. Lantis is Professor of Political Science at TheCollege of Wooster, USA. He teaches courses on U.S. foreignpolicy, international security, comparative foreign policy, and warand peace on film. A former Fulbright Senior Scholar at theAustralian National University, Lantis is author of The Life andDeath of International Treaties (2009), and co-editor of Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective: Domestic andInternational Influences on State Behavior (2012). He is pastpresident of the Active Learning in International Affairs Sectionof the International Studies Association (ISA), and has directednumerous workshops on active learning approaches. In 2010, hewas co-recipient of the Deborah J. Gerner Innovative Teaching Awardin International Studies, the highest teaching award bestowed bythe ISA.
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Date of Publication
Principles of Political Science
Place of Publication
Country of Publication
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)