The Battle for U.S. Foreign Policy

Congress, Parties, and Factions in the 21st Century

Authors: Homan, Patrick, Lantis, Jeffrey S.

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  • Weaves theoretical perspectives together to advance a new model of factionalism in the battle for foreign policy
  • Examine the origins of the Tea Party/Freedom Caucus and Progressive Democrats, as well as their primary motivations, choices of strategies, and the circumstances in which they are more likely to succeed
  • Addresses Trump’s ascendancy to the national political stage and the rise of populism as an extension of these ideological struggles
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About this book

This book is an original study of the contemporary debate over U.S. foreign policy between the president, members of Congress, and political parties. Specifically, it examines how factions at the ideological extremes within parties such as the Tea Party, the Freedom Caucus, and Progressive Democrats can play significant roles in shaping U.S. foreign policy. In today’s polarized atmosphere where Americans seem increasingly divided, factions are emerging as powerful insurgents, innovators, and engines of change. The book develops a minority theory of influence that recognizes the importance of traditional and nontraditional strategies including persuasion, legislation, and issue framing. Original case studies explore factions at work in foreign policy development during the Barack Obama and Donald Trump administrations, including struggles over immigration policy, trade agreements, development aid, and foreign policies toward Iran and Syria. The Battle for U.S. Foreign Policy captures the spirit of ideological and practical party struggles and fills a substantial gap in foreign policy analysis literature.

About the authors

Patrick Homan is Associate Professor of Political Science at Dominican University, USA

Jeffrey Lantis is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Global & International Studies Program at The College of Wooster, USA


Reviews

“This important new work explores a potentially significant development in American politics:  the influence of intraparty factions in Congress on U.S. foreign policy.” (Matthew N. Green, Professor of Politics, Catholic University of America, USA)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: Congress, Factions, and the Battle for U.S. Foreign Policy

    Pages 1-27

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  • Factionalism and Foreign Policy: A Model of Minority Influence

    Pages 29-56

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  • “We the People?” Historical Foundations of Factionalism

    Pages 57-87

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  • The Tea Party, the Freedom Caucus, and the Obama Administration

    Pages 89-119

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  • Progressive Caucus Activism During the Obama Administration

    Pages 121-150

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-30171-2
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Hardcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-30170-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Battle for U.S. Foreign Policy
Book Subtitle
Congress, Parties, and Factions in the 21st Century
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-30171-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-30171-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-30170-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 258
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