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2013“国内政治与美国对外政策”系列课程

“国内政治与美国对外政策”系列课程

2013年6月12-7月19日

      
The schedule of classes is as follows:

#1,  Speech on Domestic Politics and US Foreign Policy
Monday, June 17, Science Building 416,  8:30 am-10:30 am

#2. Ideological and Cultural Traditions in American Foreign Policy
Wednesday, June 19, Science Building 416, 8:30am-11:00 am

#3. Constitutional Aspects of American Foreign Policy: focus on the Presidency
Friday, June 21, Science Building 416, 8:30 am-11:00am

#4. The War Power and Individual Rights
Monday, June 24, Science Building 416, 8:30am-11:00 am

#5. Public Opinion and Interest Groups
Wednesday, June 26, Science Building 416, 8:30am-11:00 am

#6, China’s Rising and Chinese-American Interactions
 Monday, July 1, Science Building 510, 9 am-11:30 am

#7. Key Historical Cases: (A) Woodrow Wilson and the Defeat of the League of Nations Treaty in the U.S. Senate (1919); (B) Franklin D. Roosevelt, Isolationists and Interventionists, 1937-1941
Wednesday, July 3, Science Building 416, 8:30am-11:00 am

#8.The Road to War in Afghanistan and Iraq
Friday, July 5, Science Building 416, 8:30 am-11:00 am



Syllabus for “Domestic Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy.”
East China Normal University, June-July 2013
Professor Allen Lynch, University of Virginia
Professor Liu Jun, East China Normal University

 Allen Lynch ; Liu Jun ;

This course analyzes the relationship between U.S. domestic and U.S. foreign policy from several perspectives: conceptual, historical and topical. Students will be required to do all of the readings, give one 5-7 minute oral presentation on a reading to the class (to be assigned), and submit an analytical essay on a topic to be assigned at the last class (Friday, July 5) that is due in room 403, c/o Professor Liu Jun by Friday, July 12.


Books that we shall be reading include:

Richard van Alstyne, The Rising American Empire
Melvyn Small, Democracy and Diplomacy: the Impact of Domestic Politics on U.S.     Foreign Policy, 1789-1994
Michael D. Swaine& Zhang Tuosheng, editors, Managing Sino-American Crises: Case     Studies and Analysis
Tony Smith, Foreign Attachments: The Power of Ethnic Groups in the Making of     American Foreign Policy
Jon Western, Selling Intervention and War: the Presidency, the Media and the     American Public


Other readings will be available on-line, via the University of Virginia’s Collab system. U.S. Supreme Court cases may be accessed as follows: http://supreme.justia.com.  Just type in the name of the case in the search box.

The schedule of classes is as follows:

#1,  Speech on Domestic Politics and US Foreign Policy
Monday, June 17, Science Building 416,  8:30 am-10:30 am

#2. Ideological and Cultural Traditions in American Foreign Policy
Wednesday, June 19, Science Building 416, 8:30am-11:00 am

Read: Richard van Alstyne, The Rising American Empire, pp. 1-77; Melvin Small, Democracy and Diplomacy, pp. 1-25; Tony Smith, Foreign Attachments: the Power of Ethnic Groups in the Making of American Foreign Policy, pp. 19-46; FareedZakaria, chapter 3, “Imperial Understretch: Power and Non-Expansion, 1865-1889, in From Wealth to Power, pp.44-89, on line.

#3. Constitutional Aspects of American Foreign Policy: focus on the Presidency
Friday, June 21, Science Building 416, 8:30 am-11:00am

Read: Edward S. Corwin, “The National Executive Power,” in The Constitution and What it Means Today, pp.156-176, on-line; John Yoo, “Prerogative: The Eighteenth Century Anglo-American Constitution and Foreign Affairs,” in The Powers of War and Peace, pp. 30-54, on-line; see the Supreme Court cases: U.S. v. Curtiss-Wright (1936): powers of sovereignty precede those of the Constitution; Williams v. Suffolk Insurance Co. (1839): doctrine of political questions; Goldwater v. Carter (1979): President may abrogate a treaty without Senate’s consent (concerning the U.S.-Taiwan defense treaty).

#4. The War Power and Individual Rights
Monday, June 24, Science Building 416, 8:30am-11:00 am

Read: V.A. Auger, “The War Powers Resolution and US Policy in Lebanon, 1982-1984,” ISD Case Study#358, on-line; Schenck v. U.S. (1919): allowable restrictions on speech in wartime; Korematsu v. U.S. (1944): allowable deportation of 120,000 Japanese-Americans without due process in wartime; Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (2004): minimum due process for U.S. citizens even in wartime, even if captured as enemy combatant; Padilla v. Hanft (2006): ditto, but concerning arrest on US soil on terrorism charges.

#5. Public Opinion and Interest Groups
Wednesday, June 26, Science Building 416, 8:30am-11:00 am

Read: Tony Smith, Foreign Attachments: the Power of Ethnic Groups in the Making of American Foreign Policy, pp. 47-129; Jon Western, Selling Intervention and War, pp. 1-25, 220-234.

#6, China’s Rising and Chinese-American Interactions
 Monday, July 1, Science Building 510, 9 am-11:30 am

Read: Melvin Small, Democracy and Diplomacy, pp. 80-164; Eric Hy, “Values versus Interests: The U.S. Response to the Tianamen Square Massacre,” ISD Case Study # 170, on-line; Michael D. Swaine& Zhang Tuosheng, editors, Managing Sino-American Crises, pp. 1-69, 179-250, 327-417.

#7. Key Historical Cases: (A) Woodrow Wilson and the Defeat of the League of Nations Treaty in the U.S. Senate (1919); (B) Franklin D. Roosevelt, Isolationists and Interventionists, 1937-1941
Wednesday, July 3, Science Building 416, 8:30am-11:00 am

Read: Melvin Small, Democracy and Diplomacy, pp. 26-79; Ole R. Holsti, “The 1940 Destroyer Deal with Great Britain,”ISD Case Study # 457, on-line;H. Wayne Cole, chapter 28, “Lend-Lease,”inRoosevelt and the Isolationists, 1932-45, on-line.

#8.The Road to War in Afghanistan and Iraq
Friday, July 5, Science Building 416, 8:30 am-11:00 am

Read: Jon Western, Selling Intervention and War, pp. 175-219; Curtis H. Martin, “Going to the UN: George W. Bush and Iraq,” ISD Case Study # 278, on-line; Richard Betts, “The Political Support System for American Primacy,” International Affairs, 81, 1 (2005), pp. 1-14, on-line.

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