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Political Science 4401F/9754A: American Foreign Policy - 2013

Assignment #1 - Fall, 2013

Readings for Assignment:

Hirst - Chapter 8

Croft - Chapter 9

Seminar Readings and Topics

September 18, 2013

Goldwin & Licht Chapter 1- Foreign Policy and the Constitution

Madison - Federalist Paper Number 10

Mann, Thomas (ed) - A Question of Balance: The President, the Congress, and Foreign Policy, pp.1-34

Yoo, The Powers of War and Peace - Chapter 1, 2

September 25, 2013

Goldwin & Licht, Chapter 7

October 2, 2013

Goldwin & Licht, Chapter 3

Lehman, Making War - Chapters 2 & 4

Mann, pp. 35-69

October 9, 2013

Abelson, A Capitol Idea - Chapters 2, 4, 5, 6

Troy, "Devaluing the Think Tank" National Affairs (10) Winter, 2012

October 16, 2013

Abelson, "Theoretical Models and Approaches to Understanding the Roles of Lobbies and Think Tanks in US Foreign Policy"

Cigler & Loomis, Interest Group Politics, 7th Edition - Chapters 13 & 14

Stanger, One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy - Chapter 1

Walker, Mobilizing Interest Groups in America - Chapter 2

October 23, 2013

Allison, "Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis"

Krasner, "Are bureaucracies important?

Holsti, "Models of International Relations and Foreign Policy"

October 30, 2013

Abelson, Do Think Tanks Matter? - Chapters 5 & 8

Abelson, A Capitol Idea - Chapter 7

Baumgartner & Leech, Basic Interests: The Importance of groups in politics and in political science

Dur, and D Bievre, "The Question of Interest Group Influence" Journal of Public Policy 27 (1) 2007: 1-12

Selee, Planning for Impact in Policy Research

November 6, 2013

Abelson, A Capitol Idea - Chapter 8

Lindsay & O'Hanlon, Defending America - Chapters 1, 2, 3

November 13, 2013

Pillar, Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy - Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4

Snow, September 11, 2001: The New Face of War? Read selectively

November 20, 2013

Yoo, War by Other Means - Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

November 27, 2013

Chayes, The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban. Read selectively

Scahill, Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield. Read selectively

December 4, 2013

Brigham, Is Iraq another Vietnam? Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5

Indyk, Liberthal & O'Hanlon. Bending History: Barack Obama's Foreign Policy - Chapters 1, 2, 3