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Foreign policy advocacy and entrepreneurship [electronic resource] : how a new generation in Congress is shaping U.S. engagement with the world / Jeffrey S. Lantis.

Author/Creator:
Lantis, Jeffrey S., author.
Publication:
Ann Arbor, Michigan : University of Michigan Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (298 unnumbered pages)
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Subjects:
Government executives -- United States.
Political entrepreneurship -- United States -- 21st century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2017-2021.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Foreign Policy Advocacy and Entrepreneurship highlights advocacy and activism across party lines and probes implications for theory and policy-making. It explores original case studies of eight U.S. policy-makers who challenged authority during the Obama administration-from war veterans and fundamentalist Christian activists to former spies and minority legislators. Newly elected representatives in both parties dove into issues that sometimes seem well beyond the interests of their constituents and that defy their own party leadership. Junior entrepreneurs have employed a combination of formal legislative strategies for successful influence and informal networking, policy narratives, and communication strategies. While some congressional initiatives have succeeded in changing U.S. foreign policy and others have failed, a new generation of legislators appears to be gaining greater influence over U.S. foreign policy in the polarized atmosphere of Washington, D.C. Entrepreneurship by junior members of Congress represent a puzzle for traditional foreign policy studies that focus on seniority, party discipline, and the rigid institutional systems on Capitol Hill. By melding entrepreneurship and policy advocacy literature, this book advances a new typology of foreign policy entrepreneurship, recognizing the impact of multidimensional strategies of influence.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (unnumbered pages 243-297) and index.
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Contributor:
Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan), issuing body.
ISBN:
9780472125173
0472125176
9780472131310
OCLC:
1076274123
Publisher Number:
10.3998/mpub.9800440 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.