The Boundedness of Foreign Policy Analysis Theory? Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 University of Kent. Is there a North American-ness to the theoretical frameworks of Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA)? To answer that question, this special issue asks scholars from areas outside of North America to reflect upon whether they have had to challenge or transcend the originary North American-ness of the conceptual frameworks and empirical methodologies they have usedincluding the operational code approach, the bureaucratic politics model and Groupthinkto analyse their regions foreign policy making, including the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Overall, this special issue suggests that the explanation of foreign policy making beyond North America does not require an entirely new or different set of analytical tools. At the same time, the special issue also shows that mainstream FPA theories can be sharpened and further specified based on insights drawn from non-Western settings.

published proceedings

  • Global Society

author list (cited authors)

  • Brummer, K., & Hudson, V. M.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Brummer, Klaus||Hudson, Valerie M

publication date

  • April 2017