Bureaucracies Help More than They Hinder Foreing Policy Making

1600 WordsJan 31, 20186 Pages
In today’s world, there are a wide range of factors that impact all human lives. Each nation has its own strategy to deal with challenges and cope with the impacts to secure the maximum benefit for the nation and for the well-being of its citizens. Thus, it is important for states to apply the right instrument to position themselves at both internal and external levels, particularly in the international sphere. Foreign policy is a crucial tool for nations in dealing with other actors on the international stage; in order to secure their national interest, as well as to guide the appropriate direction for interacting with other actors in the world. Further, the bureaucracy is deemed as the prominent notion for constituting foreign policy. Generally, some narratives indicate that foreign policy making resulted from the output of the theory of bureaucratic politics which addresses the role of bureaucracies for facilitating the making of foreign policy. Thus, foreign policy could be derived from various actors of bureaucratic politics that compete among actors to secure their interests in specific agendas and make a significant impact on foreign policy. This paper will assess the statement that ‘bureaucracies help more than they hinder foreign policy making’, by arguing that it is not quite true. Though, bureaucracies have been positioned as one of the most crucial factors for the making of foreign policy and also facilitate foreign policy making in multiple ways, bureaucracies
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