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Toward "Thorough, Accurate, and Reliable": A History of the Foreign Relations of the United States Series (Paperback)

Title:
Toward "Thorough, Accurate, and Reliable": A History of the Foreign Relations of the United States Series (Paperback)
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Paperback
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044-000-02676-7
ISBN:
9780160932120
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Toward “Thorough, Accurate, and Reliable” explores the evolution of the Foreign Relations of the United States documentary history series from its antecedents in the early republic through the early 21st century implementation of its current mandate, the 1991 Foreign Relations statute. This book traces how policymakers and an expanding array of stakeholders translated values like “security,” “legitimacy,” and “transparency” into practice as they debated how to balance the government’s obligation to protect sensitive information with its commitment to openness. Determining the “people’s right to know” has fueled lively discussion for over two centuries, and this work provides important, historically informed perspectives valuable to policymakers and engaged citizens as that conversation continues.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Epigraph
Foreword
Introduction
Part I: Immediate Accountability, 1790s-1920s
Chapter 1: The Parameters of Openness and Executive Direction, 1790-1860
Chapter 2: The Civil War Origins of the FRUS Series, 1861-1868
Chapter 3:  The Death and Resurrection of FRUS, 1868-1876
Chapter 4: The Contemporaneous FRUS, 1870-1905
Chapter 5: Transition to a New Era, 1905-1920s
Part II:  Negotiating Responsible Historical Transparency, 1920s to Early 2000s
Chapter 6: “The Necessary Limitations Upon Open Diplomacy,” 1920-1945
Chapter 7: “Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire, 1945-1957
Chapter 7: Cold War Normalcy, 1958-1979
Chapter 9: The Erosion of Transparency, 1978-1985
Chapter 10: “A Civil War in the Department,” 1986-1990
Chapter 11: “Thorough, Accurate, and Reliable,” 1990-1991
Chapter 12: Implementing the FRUS Statute, 1992-2002
Conclusion
Acknowledgements
Terms
Abbreviations
Stages in the Creation of a Foreign Relations Volume
Appendix A: Historical Foreign Relations Timeliness and Production Charts
Appendix B: FRUS Production Chart, 1861-1935
Appendix C: Supplemental Foreign Relations Submissions, 1869-1914
Appendix D: Office Heads and Office Symbol Designations, 1919-2014
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

Audience

Policymakers, citizens, especially political science researchers, political scientists, academic, high school, public librarians and students performing research for foreign policy issues will be most interested in this volume.

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Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$43.00
International Price:
$60.20
Publisher:
State Dept., Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Historian
Author:
  • McAllister, Wiiliam B.
Year/Pages:
2015: 390 p.
Key Phrases:
  • Foreign Relations of the United States
  • Thorough, Accurate, and Reliable
  • History of Foreign Relations of the United States Series
  • Foreign Relations of the United States Series History
  • Diplomatic History
  • Publishing
  • Public Diplomacy
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1.4375
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Paper
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Item available Date:
02/10/2016
Last Status Update:
02/22/2017
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