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The Making of International Agreements: Congress Confronts the Executive

The Making of International Agreements: Congress Confronts the Executive

By Loch K. Johnson

New York University Press, 1984, 206 pp.

Even those who are versed in the constitutional aspects of American foreign policy tend to divide international agreements into treaties requiring Senate approval and executive agreements entered into by the executive alone. This useful analytical study emphasizes that the majority of U.S. agreements with other nations are "statutory," i.e., entered into pursuant to legislative mandate although not put into treaty form. The book is filled with tables categorizing agreements in terms of variables. A valuable reference.