James Michael McComick

Iowa State University
Political Science

Department of Political Science
Iowa State Univesity
Ames, IA
USA
50011
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My current research agenda continues to focus on the domestic sources of American foreign policy, including the values and beliefs of individual leaders, the effects of interest groups, the impact of public opinion, and the role of Congress. I continue to have an interest in assessing global human rights (with focus on the role of U.S. Congress on human right promotion) and, in a comparative context, the study of Canadian politics and Canadian foreign policy. I am now moving to explore the Asia-Pacific "pivot" in American foreign policy as well and have begun to do some work on the South China Sea dispute.

Citation:
McCormick, James M. ed., The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy: Insights and Evidence. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.
Abstract: This edited volume has a collection of readings by prominent scholars on the role of the domestic societal environment, political institutions, and decisionmakers in shaping American foreign policy.
Citation:
McCormick, James M. 2014. American Foreign Policy and Process, 6th ed. Boston: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.
Abstract: Comprehensive American foreign policy text covering the policy outcomes and foreign policy decision making institutions.
Citation:
McCormick, James M. 2011. "The Obama Presidency: A Foreign Policy of Change?." Transforming America: Barack Obama in the White House (pp. 235-266).
Citation:
McComick, James, and Eugene Wittkopf. 1990. "Bipartisanship, Partisanship, and Ideology in Congressional-Executive Foreign Policy Relations, 1947-1988." Journal of Politics 52(November): 527-553.
Citation:
Mitchell, Neil. 1997. "Human Rights Violations, Umbrella Concepts, and Empirical Analysis." World Politics 49: 510-525.

Substantive Focus:
Defense and Security SECONDARY
International Relations PRIMARY
Comparative Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY
Public Opinion

Keywords

FOREIGN POLICY INTEREST GROUPS HUMAN RIGHTS DOMESTIC SOURCES OF FOREIGN POLICY