United States Foreign Policy

lspri2311  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

United States Foreign Policy
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5 credits
30.0 h
Main themes
The main topics are: - the political-institutional analysis and historical terms, actors, currents of thought, determinants, directions, and dynamic process of decision-making of American foreign policy - the geopolitical boundaries of a specific area and its implications for foreign policy American (eg., the Balkans or the Middle East) or the demarcation of the international agenda and its implications for U.S. foreign policy (eg., global warming or the Court International Criminal). - the study of American foreign policy in relation to the above area.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The student will be able to conduct a structured and thorough policy paradigms foreign America. The aim is also to provide the keys to understanding the decisions of the foreign policy of the United States, including through the case study of application in the geopolitical context of specific situations or thematic international
It shall be the study of the main protagonists of American foreign policy, the political-institutional, historical and ideological structure, their modes of action and their interactions. Studied include the President and the presidential, ministerial departments, the Congress, non-official structures (lobbies, media, think tanks), the general public. The geopolitical boundaries of a specific area or a problem International is then performed. It aims to (re) place this area or this issue in its historical context and to highlight the geopolitical games in it for U.S. foreign policy. The U.S. foreign policy over the issue has been studied previously delineated. The analytical perspective is particularly placed in context of historical, geopolitical, ideological and socio-economic development.
  • Dossier de lectures.
Une bibliographie indicative sur les différents sujets traités sera fournie lors des premières séances.
Teaching materials
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Political Sciences: International Relations