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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis
2 vols. Oxford Univ. Mar. 2018. 1848p. ed. by . index. ISBN 9780190463045. $395. POL SCI
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What is foreign policy analysis, and how is it distinct from other fields of study? Editor Thies (political science, Arizona State Univ.; Rising Powers and Foreign Policy Revisionism) poses these questions in his opening preface to this work, published as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. The following 104 articles, individually signed by 140 scholars from across North America and Europe, are an attempt to respond to this query. Both volumes in this set include comprehensive alphabetical lists of the entries, as well as detailed lists that organize each article into five topical categories. Volume 2 features a directory of contributors and a handy complete index for both books. Thoroughly written articles provide excellent introductions to important topics in this discipline, from "Constructivist Analyses of Foreign Policy" to "Infectious Disease as a Foreign Policy Threat," and typically range from ten to 20 pages in length. Readers will appreciate the inclusion of an extensive list of references at the end of each entry.
VERDICT Recommended for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars in the fields of foreign policy analysis, international relations, and comparative politics.

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