Foreign policy analysis
(FPA) is a branch of political science
dealing with theory development and empirical study regarding the processes and outcomes of foreign policy
.Foreign Policy Analysis
is also the name of a peer reviewed academic journal
that publishes papers on foreign policy.
Foreign policy analysis involves the study of how a state
makes foreign policy.As it will be analyzing the decision making process, FPA involves the study of both international and domestic politics. FPA also draws upon the study of diplomacy
, intergovernmental organisations
, and economic sanctions
, each of which are means by which a state may implement foreign policy. In academia, foreign policy analysis is most commonly taught within the disciplines of public policy within political science
or political studies
, and study of international relations
. FPA to be considered also as a sub-field of the study of international relations which is aiming to understand the processes beyond foreign policy decision making. The most prominent scholars in this field of study are Snyder, Rosenau, and Allison.Jean A. Garrison, "Foreign Policy Analysis in 20/20: A Symposium."
International Studies Review 5, 2003, pp. 155-202
According to foreignpolicyanalysis.org, "As a field of study, foreign policy analysis is characterized by its actor-specific focus. In the simplest terms, it is the study of the process, effects, causes, or outputs of foreign policy... Read More