Policy entrepreneurs: the third dimension in American foreign-policy culture

A study of the impact the policy entrepreneurs and the academy have on the shaping of U.S. foreign policy especially in regard to U.S. foreign policy toward political Islam. It is shown that although a mingling between the academy and policy-making has taken place the academy remains to be of margin...

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Published in:Middle East policy
Main Author: Khan, Mohommed A. Muqtedar (Author)
Format: Print Article
Language:English
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Published: 1997
In:Middle East policy
Year: 1997, Volume: 5, Issue: 3, Pages: 140-154
Further subjects:B Vereinigte Staaten Islamische Länder / Islamische Welt Außenpolitik einzelner Staaten Außenpolitische Beratung Research Außenpolitische Entscheidungsfindung Außenpolitische Planung Außenpolitische Interessen Bestimmungsfaktoren der Außenpolitik Islam Politischer Islam Enemy image
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Summary:A study of the impact the policy entrepreneurs and the academy have on the shaping of U.S. foreign policy especially in regard to U.S. foreign policy toward political Islam. It is shown that although a mingling between the academy and policy-making has taken place the academy remains to be of marginal importance to U.S. policy making primarily because of its preference to theory. Hence policy entrepreneurs who tend to be more pragmatic have been more dominant in the shaping of U.S. foreign policy. Their analytic results however remain questionable and often are polemic. In order to achieve a change in U.S. policy making the article suggests a "consensual understanding" among the government, the policy entrepreneurs and the academy. (DÜI-Mjr)
ISSN:1061-1924
Contains:In: Middle East policy