The classic text on American foreign policy, Hook and Spanier’s book has long set the standard in guiding students through the complexities of the field. Giving students the historical context they need, the book allows them to truly grasp the functions and frequent dysfunctions of the nation’s foreign policy agenda.
About the Author
Steven W. Hook is professor and former chair of political science at Kent State University. He has authored and edited numerous books, including American Foreign Policy since World War II (19th Edition, 2013, with John Spanier), U.S. Foreign Policy Today: American Renewal? (2012, with James M. Scott), the Routledge Handbook of American Foreign Policy (2012, with Christopher Jones), Democratic Peace in Theory and Practice (2010), Comparative Foreign Policy (2002), and National Interest and Foreign Aid (1995). His journal articles have appeared in World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, and other leading journals. Professor Hook is a past president of the Foreign Policy Analysis sections of the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association.
This book is pretty informative, and to speak first hand to my experiences, Dr. Hook was my foreign policy professor in college. We used this text for our class in conjunction with another book he authored. It was great to use for gobbling up information. This book is a bit biased on the tone toward American involvement abroad, however, it was not approached that way in class. A good book to gain a better understanding in american foreign policy.
The book provides an easy to follow, concise look at foreign policy but the authors show strong bias in their phrasing throughout the book. There is generally a negative tone towards US interactions abroad. I’d prefer not to have the Monday morning quarterback critique in my textbook. Stick with the facts.
Very insightful book. This book gives the history dating back to WW 1 as to why the U.S does and makes the decision we make as a country. Furthermore it also gives multiple perspectives into the foreign policies of major nations. Now I understand why the world we live in is the way it is.
Product Details :
- Paperback: 423 pages
- Publisher: CQ Press (July 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1452226717
- ISBN-13: 978-1452226712
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.3 inches