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The Foreign Policy Process: A Modern Primer
The Foreign Policy Process: A Modern Primer
By Lincoln P. Bloomfield
Prentice-Hall, 1982, 236 pp

A veteran observer of the foreign policy scene combines description and critique in reviewing how the process has worked. The "primer" part of the book illustrates its elementary lessons by using unorthodox devices (including an improbable one-act play), but much of it is keen analysis of such subjects as executive-legislative relations, policy planning and diplomacy, drawing on the experience of other governments as well as Washington.