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Most would agree that political leaders want to stay in office. What does this mean for foreign policymaking? The essays in this book probe the way in which the desire of political leaders to stay in office shapes the choices they make in foreign policy. Moving beyond theories of international politics that emphasize the pursuit of power by the state as the goal of foreign policy, the writers look at the domestic political reasons why leaders might pursue greater power in the world for their states. In both the area of conflict policy and choices over economic policy, the essays demonstrate that leaders behave strategically, shaping their policies to satisfy key constituents whose support is necessary to keep them in power. Enhanced state power is used to satisfy constituents who will in turn be more likely to support the continued tenure of the leader.
Covering topics ranging from monetary negotiations and trade agreements to decisions to go to war, increase defense spending or form alliances, the essays explore the strategic domestic political behavior of leaders in making foreign policy decisions, enhancing our understanding of how foreign policy is made.
The contributors include Kurt Taylor Gaubatz, Michael J. Gilligan, W. Ben Hunt, Keisuke lida, Atsushi Ishida, Lisa Martin, Fiona McGillivray, T. Clifton Morgan, Glenn Palmer, Kenneth Shultz, Randolph Siverson, Alastair Smith, and Barry Weingast.
Randolph M. Siverson 1
International Political Economy
Limited Governments, Powerful States
Kenneth A. Schultz and Barry R. Weingast 15
Evasive Maneuvers? Reconsidering Presidential Use of Executive Agreements
Lisa L. Martin 51
How Voters Shape the Institutional Framework of International Negotiations
Fiona McGillivray 79
Strategic Actors or Passive Reactors? The Political Economy of U.S.-Japanese Monetary Relations
Keisuke Iida 97
None Dare Call It Reason: Domestic Incentives and the Politics of War and Peace
Kurt Taylor Gaubatz 117
The Domestic and International Sources of Foreign Policy: Alliance Formation in the Middle East, 1948-78
Michael J. Gilligan and W. Ben Hunt 143
Electoral Incentives and the Political Economy of National Defense Spending Decisions
Atsushi Ishida 169
Room to Move: Security, Proaction, and Institutions in Foreign Policy Decision Making
T. Clifton Morgan and Glenn Palmer 193
The Effect of Foreign Policy Statements on Foreign Nations and Domestic Electorates
Alastair Smith 221
War and the Survival of Political Leaders: A Comparative Study of Regime Types and Political Accountability
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Randolph M. Siverson 255