Learning Objectives

3.1 Summarize the three theories with assumptions about the international system that inform U.S. foreign policy decision making.

3.2 Describe the three spheres of political activity and their importance in foreign policy making.

3.3 Identify the ways U.S. civil society participates in foreign policy making.

3.4 Explain the role of bureaucratic politics in shaping U.S. foreign policy.

3.5 Discuss the influence of political psychology on the making of U.S. foreign policy.