POLB80H3 Lecture 6: Week 6

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Council. y collective security have been successfully invoked just once (1990- Why democracies don t fight? y they require citizens support to go to war. y they mostly trade with each other and therefore have a very high interdependence. y war is very costly to political leaders. Domestic influences y foreign policy is also shaped by the society within which decision makers operate. y eg. Bureaucracy y government agencies that affect decision making. y the defense department and the state department are key in foreign policy making. y diplomats are very influential in foreign policy decision-making. y e. g. State department on the hostage crisis in 1979. Cuban americans lobby to enforce us sanctions against cuba. y lobbying: the process of talking with legislators or officials to influence their decisions of set of issues? y interest groups goals may not coincide with the national interest. Us humanitarian relief intervention in somalia 1992, 1993.

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