About FPA

The Foreign Policy Analysis Section (FPA) seeks to foster the study of foreign policy making and foreign policy behavior.  It equally welcomes the study of both specific states/regions and analyses with cross-national applicability.  Relevant research is defined quite broadly in the Section to include such topics as domestic sources of foreign policy, political psychology of national decision-makers, the development and maintenance of decision regimes through bureaucratic and organizational means, the use of events data, and the use of systematic comparative case studies, among others.