POLSCI 125 - Quiz 5: Foreign Policy

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  1. Foreign policy
    public policy that concerns the U.S. relationship to...
    the international political environment
  2. foreign policy
    government actions that affect...
    countries, corporations, groups or individuals outside the U.S.
  3. foreign policy
    programs and policies that determine...
    U.S. relations with other nations and foreign entities
  4. foreign policy
    a systematic and general plan...
    that guides a country's attitudes and actions toward the rest of the world
  5. foreign policy
    U.S. government actions on behalf of...
    its national interest abroad to ensure the security and well-being of U.S. citizens and the strength and competitiveness of the U.S. economy
  6. realism
    the idea that a country's foreign policy decisions are motivated by self-interest and the goal of gaining more power
  7. isolationism
    the notion that the U.S. should focus on internal matters and refrain from involvement international affairs
  8. idealism
    U.S. moral obligation to spread liberal values and democracy around the world; the maintenance of the "Free World"
  9. interventionism
    direct involvement by one country in another country's affairs
  10. Government Agency involved in foreign policy - 
    National Security Council: Within the Executive Office of the President, a committee that...
    advises the president on matters of foreign policy.
  11. Government Agency involved in foreign policy - 
    Homeland Security Council, which coordinates...
    antiterrorism policies
  12. Which of the following is not a government agency that is involved in foreign affairs?

    1. Department of Homeland Security
    2. Department of Defense
    3. American Israel Public Affairs Committee
    4. National Security Council
    5. United Nations
    3. American Israel Public Affairs Committee

    This is an organization that is involved in foreign policy
  13. Which of the following is not an organization or institution involved in foreign policy?

    1. American Israel Public Affairs Committee
    2. World Bank
    3. U.S. transnational corporations
    4. World Trade Organization
    5. National Security Council
    5. National Security Council

    This is an agency involved in foreign policy.
  14. globalism
    U.S. sphere of influence expanded to every corner of the globe were U.S. national interests may be affected
  15. nation building
    refers to the process of constructing or structuring a national identity using the power of the state. This process aims at the unification of the people within the state so that it remains politically stable and viable in the long run. Nation-building can involve the use of propaganda or major infrastructure development to foster social harmony and economic growth.
  16. full spectrum dominance
    is a military concept whereby a joint military structure achieves control over all elements of the battlespace using land, air, maritime and space based assets.
  17. containment of communism
    An important feature of American Cold War policy in which the United States used diplomatic, economic, and military strategies in an effort to prevent the Soviet Union from expanding its influence.
  18. free trade
    the idea that goods and services should move across international boundaries without government interference and restrictions
  19. anti-terrorism/war on terror
    Bush Doctrine
  20. Globalization
    development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital and exploiting cheaper labor markets and natural resources
  21. Globalization
    Opposition
    environment degradation, unemployment, wealth disparity, weakens national sovereignty
  22. Globalization
    Advocacy
    worldwide openness that promotes the wealth of all nations; spread of democracy
  23. hegemony
    Leadership or dominance, esp. by one country or social group over others
  24. tools of U.S foreign policy
    • War/military force
    • Diplomacy
    • Foreign aid
    • Human rights policy
  25. President’s lead role in U.S. foreign policy
    • receives ambassadors
    • treaty negotiation (ratified by Senate)
    • international travel
    • Commander-in-Chief

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