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Author Boucher, Vincent, 1989- author
Title National security entrepreneurs and the making of American foreign policy / Vincent Boucher, Charles-Philippe David, and Karine Prémont with the collaboration of Florence Darveau Routhier
Imprint Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020
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 人文社會聯圖  E744 .B683 2020    AVAILABLE    30610020647939
Descript xii, 480 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-461) and index
NSC Entrepreneurship: A Framework of Analysis -- Against the Americanization of the Vietnam War: George W. Ball's Battle for LBJ's Heart and Mind, 1964-65 -- An Offbeat Entrepreneur: Gerard C. Smith and the SALT Negotiations, 1969-72 -- An Ill-Fated Success: Robert McFarlane and the zIranian Initiative,y 1981-85 -- The Beginning of the Endgame: Anthony Lake and the Reorientation of Clinton's Bosnia Policy, 1994-95 -- The Successors: Entrepreneurship in the Era of George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald J. Trump
"Since the advent of the contemporary US national security apparatus in 1947, entrepreneurial public officials have tried to reorient the course of the nation's foreign policy. Acting inside the National Security Council system, some principals and high-ranking officials have worked tirelessly to generate policy change and innovation on the issues they care about. These entrepreneurs attempt to set the foreign policy agenda, frame policy problems and solutions, and orient the decision-making process to convince the president and other decision makers to choose the course they advocate. In National Security Entrepreneurs and the Making of American Foreign Policy, Vincent Boucher, Charles-Philippe David, and Karine Prémont develop a new concept to study entrepreneurial behaviour among foreign policy advisers and offer the first comprehensive framework of analysis to answer this crucial question: why do some entrepreneurs succeed in guaranteeing the adoption of novel policies while others fail? They explore case studies of attempts to reorient US foreign policy waged by National Security Council entrepreneurs, examining the key factors enabling success and the main forces preventing the adoption of a preferred option: the entrepreneur's profile, presidential leadership, major players involved in the policy formulation and decision-making processes, the national political context, and the presence or absence of significant opportunities. By carefully analyzing significant diplomatic and military decisions of the Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, and Clinton administrations, and offering a preliminary account of contemporary national security entrepreneurship under presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, this book makes the case for an agent-based explanation of foreign policy change and continuity"-- Provided by publisher
Issued also in electronic format
Subject National Security Council (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century
Political consultants -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Presidents -- United States -- Staff -- History -- 20th century
Presidents -- United States -- Decision making -- History -- 20th century
National security -- United States -- Decision making -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century
United States -- Foreign relations -- Decision making -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century
National Security Council (U.S.) fast (OCoLC)fst00533428
Diplomatic relations. fast (OCoLC)fst01907412
National security -- Decision making. fast (OCoLC)fst01033717
Political consultants. fast (OCoLC)fst01069231
Politics and government. fast (OCoLC)fst01919741
Presidents -- Decision making. fast (OCoLC)fst01075743
Presidents -- Staff. fast (OCoLC)fst01075812
United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
1900-1999 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Author David, Charles Philippe, author
Prémont, Karine, 1973- author
Routhier, Florence Darveau, author
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