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Ballots, bullets, and bargains : American foreign policy and presidential elections, Michael H. Armacost

Label
Ballots, bullets, and bargains : American foreign policy and presidential elections
Title
Ballots, bullets, and bargains
Title remainder
American foreign policy and presidential elections
Statement of responsibility
Michael H. Armacost
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Armacost, Michael H
Dewey number
324.973
Index
index present
LC call number
E183
LC item number
.A68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Diplomatic relations
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Ballots, bullets, and bargains : American foreign policy and presidential elections, Michael H. Armacost
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Elections, parties, and politics -- Quest for the nomination: appealing to the base -- Campaigns: opportunities and challenges for incumbents -- Campaigns: opportunities and challenges for challengers -- Presidential transitions -- Launching a presidential term
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780231169936
Lccn
2014049266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025163904
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900031591
  • 1806898
  • (OCoLC)ocn900031591
  • 1806898
Label
Ballots, bullets, and bargains : American foreign policy and presidential elections, Michael H. Armacost
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Elections, parties, and politics -- Quest for the nomination: appealing to the base -- Campaigns: opportunities and challenges for incumbents -- Campaigns: opportunities and challenges for challengers -- Presidential transitions -- Launching a presidential term
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 289 pages
Isbn
9780231169936
Lccn
2014049266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025163904
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900031591
  • 1806898
  • (OCoLC)ocn900031591
  • 1806898

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