BOOK REVIEW | The Impact of Ethnic Groups on American Foreign Policy

BOOK REVIEW | The Impact of Ethnic Groups on American Foreign Policy

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Ethnic groups in the United States have long advocated on behalf of their countries of origin and their interests. Our understanding of ethnic group influence on the American foreign policy process, however, remains tentative.

Diaspora Lobbies and the US Government: Convergence and Divergence in Making Foreign Policy, a collection of essays edited by Josh DeWind and Renata Segura, examines the relationship between ethnic communities and foreign policy. And in a new review of the publication for the Journal on Migration and Human Security, Dr. Thomas Ambrosio, Professor of Political Science at North Dakota State University, finds that the collection makes a fresh contribution to this area of study through its focus on policy convergence/divergence between the US government and ethnic interest groups.

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