3rd ed. - Baltimore, Md. : The John Hopkins University Press, c1994.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This text focuses on the institutional context of policy making and the processes that take place within it. The reader learns, for example, how the President and his advisers interact in formulating policy and sees the roles played by the Congress, the joint Chiefs of Staff, and other agencies in the American government. In this thoroughly revised third edition, Nathan and Oliver take particular note of the events that have shaped the world and U.S. foreign policy since 1989. Even with the end of the Cold War, the authors see no lessening of the challenges faced by policy makers-in fact, they warn of continuing institutional problems that could lead to ineffective policy. (source: Nielsen Book Data)