Foreign Policy Analysis: A Comparative Introduction By Marijke Breuning. This text reflects a specific point of view about the field of foreign policyÃÂ analysis. It places the individual decision maker at the heart of the foreignÃÂ policy decision making process. For this reason, the book starts with a discussionÃÂ of the role of leaders and then proceeds to situate these individualÃÂ decision makers in the context of advisors and bureaucracies, as well asÃÂ domestic and international constraints. Each chapter is organized aroundÃÂ puzzles and questions to which undergraduate students can readily relate.ÃÂ The book does not assume prior study of international relations. Quite theÃÂ contrary, this text assumes no prior knowledge of either international relationsÃÂ or foreign policy analysis. Hence, the focus is on explaining conceptsÃÂ and theories rather than on authors and literature.ÃÂ The bookÃ¢ÂÂs focus on the individual decision maker makes it easy for studentsÃÂ to identify with the problems inherent in foreign policy making andÃÂ to place themselves in the shoes of decision makers. The case studies thatÃÂ help explain the concepts are drawn from a variety of countries and timeÃÂ 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 theÃÂ context of the study of U.S. foreign policy. Their applicability to otherÃÂ countries has been tested only infrequently. This book does not test theÃÂ applicability of these concepts in a systematic way, but suggests the value ofÃÂ a comparative approach to foreign policy analysis.