Berinsky, Adam J.

In Time of War : Understanding American Public Opinion from World War II to Iraq - Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014. - 1 online resource (355 p.) - eBooks on Demand Chicago Studies in American Politics . - Chicago Studies in American Politics .

CONTENTS -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction: America at War -- PART I. Historical Perspective -- 2 Public Opinion and War: A Historical Perspective -- 3 The Myths and Meaning of Public Opinion and World War II -- PART II. The Structure of Support for War -- 4 The Calculation of Costs: An Innocent Public -- 5 Partisan Structure of War Support: Events, Elites, and the Public -- 6 Ethnic Groups: Attachments, Enmities, and Support for War -- PART III. Public Opinion and War: Back to the Water's Edge -- 7 Civil Liberties and War -- 8 Elections during Wartime 9 Conclusions -- APPENDIX A: Description of Data and Weighting -- APPENDIX B: Iraq War Casualty Survey Analysis -- APPENDIX C: Congressional Record Content Analysis -- APPENDIX D: Statistical Signifi cance of Ethnic Variables -- APPENDIX E: Relationship between Support for War and Supportfor Restricting Civil Liberties -- APPENDIX F: NES Analysis of Retrospective War Support -- Notes -- References -- Index

From World War II to the war in Iraq, periods of international conflict seem like unique moments in U.S. political history-but when it comes to public opinion, they are not. To make this groundbreaking revelation, In Time of War explodes conventional wisdom about American reactions to World War II, as well as the more recent conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Adam Berinsky argues that public response to these crises has been shaped less by their defining characteristics-such as what they cost in lives and resources-than by the same political interests and group affil

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Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Public opinion.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States -- Public opinion.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States -- Public opinion.
War and society -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Public opinion.

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