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Counting the Public in: Presidents, Public Opinion, and Foreign Policy (Power, Conflict, & Democracy: American Politics Into the 21st Century)

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Does the public alter American foreign policy choices, or does the government change public opinion to supports its policies? In this detailed study, Douglas Foyle demonstrates that the differing influence of public opinion is mediated in large part through each president's beliefs about the value and significance of public opinion.Using archival collections and public sources, Foyle examines the beliefs of all the post-World War II presidents in addition to the foreign policy decisions of Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and Bill Clinton. He finds that some presidents are relatively open to public opinion while others hold beliefs that cause them to ignore the public's view. Several orientations toward public opinion are posited: the delegate (Clinton) favors public input and seeks its support; the executor (Carter) believes public input is desirable, but its support is not necessary; the pragmatist (Eisenhower, Bush) does not seek public input in crafting policy, but sees public support as necessary; and finally, the guardian (Reagan) neither seeks public input nor requires public support. The book examines the public's influence through case studies regarding decisions on: the Formosa Straits crisis; intervention at Dien Bien Phu; the Sputnik launch; the New Look defense strategy; the Panama Canal Treaties; the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; the Strategic Defense Initiative; the Beirut Marine barracks bombing; German reunification; the Gulf War; intervention in Somalia; and intervention in Bosnia.

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The book examines the public's influence on foreign policy through case studies including the Formosa Straits crisis; intervention at Dien Bien Phu; the Sputnik launch; the New Look defense strategy; the Panama Canal Treaties; the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; the Strategic Defense Initiative; the Beirut Marine barracks bombing; German reunification; the Gulf War; and intervention in Somalia and Bosnia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231110693
Author:
Foyle, Douglas C.
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Foreign relations
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Presidents -- United States -- Decision making.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
United States Foreign relations.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Power, Conflict, & Democracy: American Politics Into the 21st Century (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
386
Dimensions:
8.95x6.02x.90 in. 1.14 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The book examines the public's influence on foreign policy through case studies including the Formosa Straits crisis; intervention at Dien Bien Phu; the Sputnik launch; the New Look defense strategy; the Panama Canal Treaties; the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; the Strategic Defense Initiative; the Beirut Marine barracks bombing; German reunification; the Gulf War; and intervention in Somalia and Bosnia.
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