Accession Number : ADA288288

Title :   Congressional Black Caucus and American Foreign Policy.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 93-Apr 94,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Marable, Renard H.

PDF Url : ADA288288

Report Date : APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is one of the most influential and dynamic groups in Congress today. This paper traces the history of the CBC, examines its organization, assesses its effectiveness as a corporate body, looks at its acceptance in the black community, and examines the group's impact on formulating American Foreign Policy regarding Sub-Sahara Africa. The purpose of this research project is to examine the role and influence of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) as it relates to American foreign policy regarding Sub-Sahara Africa. An amination of the CBC's history, organization, and operations is ovided as well as an analysis of the group's effectiveness is dertaken. Their effectiveness is measured in terms of how they are perceived by key actors in their environment (Congressional staffers, a variety of government officials in the State Department and Agency for International Development (AID), and private lobbying organizations); the amount of influence they yield in terms of obtaining funding for Sub-Sahara Africa; and how the black community views the CBC. Furthermore, a review of criticism CBC operations is presented and analyzed. Finally, the last rtion of this paper addresses recommendations for further search, and looks at the future of the CBC.

Descriptors :   FOREIGN POLICY, CONGRESS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, COMMUNITIES, CORPORATIONS, GROUP DYNAMICS, IMPACT, SUBSAHARAN AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE