Page, Benjamin I.

The Foreign Policy Disconnect : What Americans Want from Our Leaders but Don't Get - Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014. - 1 online resource (369 p.) - eBooks on Demand American Politics and Political Economy Series . - American Politics and Political Economy Series .

Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction: What Sort of Foreign Policy? -- Taking Public Opinion Seriously -- The Goals of Security and Justice -- Friends and Foes in the World -- Military Strength and the Use of Force -- Political Cooperation -- Economic Well-Being and Economic Justice -- A Disconnect between Policy Makers and the Public? -- Conclusion: Foreign Policy and Democracy -- Appendix. How Goals Cluster -- Notes -- References -- Index

With world affairs so troubled, what kind of foreign policy should the United States pursue? Benjamin Page and Marshall Bouton look for answers in a surprising place: among the American people. Drawing on a series of national surveys conducted between 1974 and 2004, Page and Bouton reveal that-contrary to conventional wisdom-Americans generally hold durable, coherent, and sensible opinions about foreign policy. Nonetheless, their opinions often stand in opposition to those of policymakers, usually because of different interests and values, rather than superior wisdom among the elite. The Forei

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Public opinion -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009 -- Decision making.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009 -- Public opinion.

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