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Presidential Foreign Policy Decision Making
GOVT 390 SP
In the realm of foreign policy, good choices can avoid or win wars while poor choices can lead to disaster. Although analysts consistently evaluate the quality of United States presidential foreign policy decision
the fundamental aspects of good and poor judgment remain controversial. With a focus on the U.S. presidency since World War II, this course starts with a consideration of the effects of both individual character and
processes in determining the quality of foreign policy choices. The majority of the course focuses on these issues through the intensive discussion of case studies written by the students in the course.
Fred I. Greenstein, THE PRESIDENTIAL DIFFERENCE, 2nd edition, 2004.
Stanley A. Renshon and Deborah Welch Larson, eds., GOOD JUDGEMENT IN FOREIGN POLICY, 2003
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Research paper, partcipation, short analytical paper.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Preference given to senior majors. Junior majors and junior and senior non-majors will be admitted.
I will admit students on a rolling basis starting at the beginning of the browsing period.
students should download and submit the
GOVT 390 information form from: http://dfoyle.web.wesleyan.edu.
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Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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