The Impact of Public Opinion on U.S. Foreign Policy Since Vietnam
Constraining the Colossus
By (author) Richard Sobel
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Impact of Public Opinion on U.S. Foreign Policy Since Vietnam by Richard Sobel
Book DescriptionPublic Opinion in American Foreign Policy examines the role that public attitudes have played over the last generation in the making of United States foreign policy. It focuses on four of the most prominent foreign interventions of the last generation: the Vietnam War, the Nicaraguan contra funding controversy, the Persian Gulf War, and the Bosnia crisis. Through its examination of these events, the book argues and demonstrates that public opinion constrained but did not set American foreign intervention policy during the second half of the twentieth century. The book is perfect for use in political science or history courses on US foreign policy, and should also be attractive to the general reader interested in some of the most important conflicts of our time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195105285
(234mm x 153mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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This text provides a practical introduction to the field of public opinion while also teaching students the basic skills necessary for measurement, understanding, and interpreting. It demonstrates the effect and nature of public opinion in other countries while also placing American public opinion in context.
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Author Biography - Richard Sobel
Richard Sobel is a Political Scientist at Harvard University and Senior Research Associate of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
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