Foreign Policy Analysis: A Comparative Introduction By Marijke Breuning. This text reflects a specific point of view about the field of foreign policyÂ analysis. It places the individual decision maker at the heart of the foreignÂ policy decision making process. For this reason, the book starts with a discussionÂ of the role of leaders and then proceeds to situate these individualÂ decision makers in the context of advisors and bureaucracies, as well asÂ domestic and international constraints. Each chapter is organized aroundÂ puzzles and questions to which undergraduate students can readily relate.Â The book does not assume prior study of international relations. Quite theÂ contrary, this text assumes no prior knowledge of either international relationsÂ or foreign policy analysis. Hence, the focus is on explaining conceptsÂ and theories rather than on authors and literature.Â The bookâs focus on the individual decision maker makes it easy for studentsÂ to identify with the problems inherent in foreign policy making andÂ to place themselves in the shoes of decision makers. The case studies thatÂ help explain the concepts are drawn from a variety of countries and timeÂ periods and include non-crisis as well as small state foreign policy making Most of the concepts discussed in this book have been developed in theÂ context of the study of U.S. foreign policy. Their applicability to otherÂ countries has been tested only infrequently. This book does not test theÂ applicability of these concepts in a systematic way, but suggests the value ofÂ a comparative approach to foreign policy analysis.