Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours
Last Christmas Delivery Dates
Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
Ballots, Bullets, and Bargains: American Foreign Policy and Presidential Elections (Hardback)
  • Ballots, Bullets, and Bargains: American Foreign Policy and Presidential Elections (Hardback)
zoom

Ballots, Bullets, and Bargains: American Foreign Policy and Presidential Elections (Hardback)

(author)
£27.00
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 18/09/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Drawing on twenty-four years of experience in government, Michael H. Armacost explores how the contours of the U.S. presidential election system influence the content and conduct of American foreign policy. He examines how the nomination battle impels candidates to express deference to the foreign policy DNA of their party and may force an incumbent to make wholesale policy adjustments to fend off an intra-party challenge for the nomination. He describes the way reelection campaigns can prod a chief executive to fix long-neglected problems, kick intractable policy dilemmas down the road, settle for modest course corrections, or scapegoat others for policies gone awry. Armacost begins his book with the quest for the presidential nomination and then moves through the general election campaign, the ten-week transition period between Election Day and Inauguration Day, and the early months of a new administration. He notes that campaigns rarely illuminate the tough foreign policy choices that the leader of the nation must make, and he offers rare insight into the challenge of aligning the roles of an outgoing incumbent (who performs official duties despite ebbing power) and the incoming successor (who has no official role but possesses a fresh political mandate). He pays particular attention to the pressure for new presidents to act boldly abroad in the early months of his tenure, even before a national security team is in place, decision-making procedures are set, or policy priorities are firmly established. He concludes with an appraisal of the virtues and liabilities of the system, including suggestions for modestly adjusting some of its features while preserving its distinct character.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231169929
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 595 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm

You may also be interested in...

Deadly Skills 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar
Added to basket
Divided
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter
Added to basket
The Story of Brexit
Added to basket
Red Notice
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Heroic Failure
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Penguin Book of Brexit Cartoons
Added to basket
All Out War
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Kremlin Letters
Added to basket
Lords of the Desert
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Adults In The Room
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A Spy Among Friends
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
M
Added to basket
M
£9.99
Paperback
Fire and Fury
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Agent Zigzag
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.