BMA-AMED-311
American Foreign Policy Yesterday and Today (Az amerikai külpolitika tegnap és ma) in autumn 2014
Frank Tibor, Mon 12:00–13:30, R356, host: DAS (R361)
5-credit lecture, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BMA-AMED-210
description & set texts
M.A. seminar, 2 hrs/wk, 4 credits. Instructor: Tibor Frank, Ph.D., D.Litt., Professor Students in this class examine the outstanding achievements of U.S. foreign policy. Papers will survey the period from the mid-19th century through recent years, with special emphasis on the major players of U.S. foreign policy (Presidents, Secretaries of State, key diplomats, National Security Advisors), major international conflicts, wars and peaces involving the U.S., and the U.S.—European relationsship. Seminar Topics George Washington’s Farewell Address The Monroe Doctrine Major U.S. international conflicts: wars and peaces Immigration and foreign policy The U.S. and Japan The U.S. and Hungary The U.S. and Germany The U.S. in WWI The U.S. in WWII The U.S. and the Soviet Union The U.S. in the Cold War Superpower Alone: Post-Cold War strategies and tactics Recommended Readings Interpretations Thomas Paterson et al., American Foreign Relations: A History 7th ed. Cengage Learning, 2009, DeConde, Alexander. A History of American Foreign Policy. Vols. I-II New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 3rd ed. 1978, Walter LaFeber, The American Age. United States Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad, Vols. I-II 2nd ed.New York: W. W. Norton, 1994, Hastedt, Glenn P. American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, Future 7th ed. Longman, 2009, Jerel A. Rosati, The Politics of United States Foreign Policy 5th ed. Cengage Learning, 2010, Bruce W. Jentleson, ed. Perspectives on American Foreign Policy: Readings and Cases New York: W. W. Norton, 2000, Dennis Merrill and Thomas G. Paterson, eds. Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, Vols. I-II 5th ed. Boston─New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, Andrew Bennett and George E. Shambaugh, Taking Sides: Clashing Views in American Foreign Policy 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill / Higher Education: McGraw-Hill Comtemporary Learning Series, 2010, James McCormick, ed., The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy: Insights and Evidence Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip042/2003007488.html Magyarics Tamás, Az Egyesült Államok külpolitikájának története. Mítosz és valóság: érdekek és értékek 2. kiadás, Budapest: Antall József Tudásközpont, 2014, Magyarics Tamás, Wilsonianism ─ a Blueprint for 20th Century American Foreign Policy Budapest: Teleki László Intézet, 2003, Robert D. Schulzinger, U.S. Diplomacy since 1900 4th ed. New York─Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998, Gary A. Donaldson, American Foreign Policy: The Twentieth Century in Documents New York: Longman, 2003, Stephen E. Ambrose, Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy since 1938 New York: Penguin Books, 1997, Steven W. Hook, American Foreign Policy since World War II Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2010, Robert J. Lieber Eagle Adrift: American Foreign Policy at the End of the Century New York: Longman, 1997, James M. McCormick, American Foreign Policy and Process Itasca, Ill.: Peacock, 1996, Niall Ferguson, Colossus. The Rise and Fall of the American Empire Penguin Books 2005, Frank Tibor, szerk. Gyarmatokból impérium. Magyar kutatók tanulmányai az amerikai történelemről Budapest: Gondolat, 2007, Gaddis, John Lewis. The United States and the Origins of the Cold War 1941-1947 New York: Columbia University Press, 1972, 2000, Glant Tibor. Kettős tükörben. Magyarország helye az amerikai közvéleményben és külpolitikában az első világháború idején Debrecen: Kossuth Egyetemi Kiadó, 2008, Szabó Éva Eszter. U.S. Foreign and Immigration Policies in the Caribbean Basin Szombathely: Savaria University Press, 2007. Sources Borhi László. Magyar-amerikai kapcsolatok 1945-1989. Források Budapest: MTA Történettudományi Intézet, 2009, Bődy Pál és Urbán Aladár, szerk. Szöveggűjtemény az Amerikai Egyesült Államok történetéhez 1620-1980 Budapest−Pécs: Dialóg Campus, 2001, Frank, Tibor, ed. Discussing Hitler: Advisers of U.S. Diplomacy in Central Europe, 1934-1941 (Budapest—New York: CEU Press), 2003.
requirements & assessment
Requirements: Mandatory attendance and active participation, oral presentation, research paper of 20,000 characters. Grading: Attendance and participation 25%, presentation 25%, paper 50%.