The Resource Sailing the Water's Edge : The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy, Helen V. Milner, Dustin Tingley

Sailing the Water's Edge : The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy, Helen V. Milner, Dustin Tingley

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Sailing the Water's Edge : The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy
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Sailing the Water's Edge
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The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy
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Helen V. Milner, Dustin Tingley
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
When engaging with other countries, the U.S. government has a number of different policy instruments at its disposal, including foreign aid, international trade, and the use of military force. But what determines which policies are chosen? Does the United States rely too much on the use of military power and coercion in its foreign policies? Sailing the Water’s Edge focuses on how domestic U.S. politics—in particular the interactions between the president, Congress, interest groups, bureaucratic institutions, and the public—have influenced foreign policy choices since World War II and shows why presidents have more control over some policy instruments than others. Presidential power matters and it varies systematically across policy instruments. Helen Milner and Dustin Tingley consider how Congress and interest groups have substantial material interests in and ideological divisions around certain issues and that these factors constrain presidents from applying specific tools. As a result, presidents select instruments that they have more control over, such as use of the military. This militarization of U.S. foreign policy raises concerns about the nature of American engagement, substitution among policy tools, and the future of U.S. foreign policy. Milner and Tingley explore whether American foreign policy will remain guided by a grand strategy of liberal internationalism, what affects American foreign policy successes and failures, and the role of U.S. intelligence collection in shaping foreign policy. The authors support their arguments with rigorous theorizing, quantitative analysis, and focused case studies, such as U.S. foreign policy in Sub-Saharan Africa across two presidential administrations. Sailing the Water’s Edge examines the importance of domestic political coalitions and institutions on the formation of American foreign policy
Biographical or historical data
Helen V. Milner is the B.C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Her books include Votes, Vetoes, and the Political Economy of International Trade Agreements and Interests, Institutions, and Information (both Princeton); Dustin Tingley is the Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy and International Relations at Harvard University.
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Milner, Helen V
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other
LC call number
JZ1480
LC item number
.M555 2015eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Tingley, Dustin
  • De Gruyter
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  • Executive power
  • Executive power
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • Political Science, other
  • Political Science
  • Politik
  • Social Sciences
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specialized
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Sailing the Water's Edge : The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy, Helen V. Milner, Dustin Tingley
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. From The Floor to the Shore: Budget Politics and Roll Call Voting on Us Foreign Policy
  • 5. Controlling the Sand Castle: The Design and Control of Us Foreign Policy Agencies
  • 6. The View From the Public Beach Presidential Power and Substitution in American Public Opinion
  • 7. American Foreign Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, 1993–2009: A Case Study of Policy Instrument Politics and Substitution
  • 8. Conclusions: Our Argument and Findings
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Tables
  • Figures
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. A Theory of Presidential Power and Us Foreign Policy
  • 3. Follow the Sand Dollars: Interest Groups and American Foreign Policy Instruments
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unknown
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1 online resource(344 p.)
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online
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9781400873821
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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10.1515/9781400873821
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)460033
  • (OCoLC)932572916
  • (DE-B1597)9781400873821
Label
Sailing the Water's Edge : The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy, Helen V. Milner, Dustin Tingley
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. From The Floor to the Shore: Budget Politics and Roll Call Voting on Us Foreign Policy
  • 5. Controlling the Sand Castle: The Design and Control of Us Foreign Policy Agencies
  • 6. The View From the Public Beach Presidential Power and Substitution in American Public Opinion
  • 7. American Foreign Policy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa, 1993–2009: A Case Study of Policy Instrument Politics and Substitution
  • 8. Conclusions: Our Argument and Findings
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Tables
  • Figures
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. A Theory of Presidential Power and Us Foreign Policy
  • 3. Follow the Sand Dollars: Interest Groups and American Foreign Policy Instruments
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(344 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873821
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873821
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)460033
  • (OCoLC)932572916
  • (DE-B1597)9781400873821

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