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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XXXVIII, Part 2, Organization and Management of Foreign Policy, Public Diplomacy, 1973-1976

Title:
Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XXXVIII, Part 2, Organization and Management of Foreign Policy, Public Diplomacy, 1973-1976
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Hardcover
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GPO Stock Number:
044-000-02668-6
ISBN:
9780160926419
Description

This volume is part of a subseries of volumes of the Foreign Relations series that documents the most important issues in the foreign policy of Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford. The subseries presents in multiple volumes a comprehensive documentary record of major foreign policy decisions and actions of both administrations. Volume XXXVIII has been divided into two parts: Part One, published in 2012, documents the intellectual foundations of the foreign policy of the second Nixon and Ford administrations; Part Two, this specific volume, covers the organization and management of the foreign policy process as well as the development of U.S. information policy, public diplomacy, and cultural affairs during the 1973–1976 period. Readers should note that while the two parts have individualized prefaces and notes on sources, reflecting their respective contents, the two sections share common abbreviation and name lists.

This volume documents the adjustments in the national security decision making structure in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, drawing predominantly on material from the Nixon Presidential Materials, the Ford Library, and records of the United States Information Agency (USIA) and the Department of State. While an important, defining feature of the 1973–1976 period was the August 1974 resignation of President Nixon, the abrupt transition to the Ford administration brought relatively few changes to the architecture of the foreign policymaking apparatus where the National Security Council (NSC) system and the Department of State were concerned. Ford largely maintained the institutional frameworks of the NSC and the Department of State as set up under his predecessor. Change, where it occurred, occurred primarily as a result of other external factors. This volume documents the ways in which broader changes within U.S. society, most notably the changing roles of women and minorities, as well as the proliferation of transnational, global issues prompted organizational changes to U.S. foreign policymaking. The Stanton Panel Report of 1975 figures prominently in the documentation on public diplomacy, as it examined the range of activity in this function—including Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, the Voice of America, USIA, and the Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs—and the issues of governance in such a complex multi-agency endeavor.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface ................................................................... III
Sources .................................................................. XI
Abbreviations and Terms ............................................ XXI
Persons .................................................................. XXXI
Organization and Management of Foreign Policy; Public Diplomacy, 1973–1976
The Intelligence Community; Investigation and Reorganization ................................................... 1
International Information Policy, Public Diplomacy, and Cultural Affairs .................................................. 294
Managing the Department of State ............................. 412
Organizing for Defense, Economic, and Global Issues ..... 555
The National Security Council System ......................... 651
The Transition From Ford to Carter ............................ 703
Index ..................................................................... 763

Audience

Middle school and high school students in civics, U.S. history, and/or World History classes may be interested in this volume for research papers. Additionally, undergraduate and graduate level students pursuing political science, Middle East Studies, U.S. History, or International Relations degrees may also be interested in this volume for research paper coursework. Political scientists, historians, and U.S. presidential scholars may also be interested in this reference work. Middle school, high school, academic, and public libraries should have this primary source historical reference volume available for patrons’ research.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$76.00
International Price:
$106.40
Publisher:
State Dept., Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Historian
Author:
  • Bennett, M. T.
Year/Pages:
2014: 855 p.
Key Phrases:
  • Organization and Management of Foreign Policy, Public Diplomacy, 1973-1976
  • Nixon Administration
  • Public Diplomacy
  • Diplomacy
  • Ford Administration
Weight:
3.0625
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Cover:
Cloth
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
04/21/2015
Last Status Update:
07/17/2017
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