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Politics of American Foreign Policy : How Ideology Divides Liberals and Conservatives over Foreign Affairs

By: Gries, Peter.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (368 p.).ISBN: 9780804790925.Subject(s): Conservatives -- United States -- Attitudes | Ideology -- United States | Liberals -- United States -- Attitudes | Public opinion -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- Public opinionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Politics of American Foreign Policy : How Ideology Divides Liberals and Conservatives over Foreign AffairsDDC classification: 327.73 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: In this provocative book, Peter Gries directly challenges the widely held view that partisan elites on Capitol Hill are out of touch with a moderate American public. Dissecting a new national survey, Gries shows how ideology powerfully divides Main Street over both domestic and foreign policy and reveals how and why, with the exception of attitudes toward Israel, liberals consistently feel warmer toward foreign countries and international organizations, and desire friendlier policies toward them, than conservatives do. And because most Congressional districts have become hyper-partisan, many p
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In this provocative book, Peter Gries directly challenges the widely held view that partisan elites on Capitol Hill are out of touch with a moderate American public. Dissecting a new national survey, Gries shows how ideology powerfully divides Main Street over both domestic and foreign policy and reveals how and why, with the exception of attitudes toward Israel, liberals consistently feel warmer toward foreign countries and international organizations, and desire friendlier policies toward them, than conservatives do. And because most Congressional districts have become hyper-partisan, many p

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Scholars and politicians alike have long argued that US foreign policy is an area beyond politics in which petty partisan differences are set aside in pursuit of the national interest. Similarly, it is a truism that elites often act contrary to the wishes of the American people in the formulation of foreign policy. Throughout The Politics of American Foreign Policy, Gries (Univ. of Oklahoma) forcefully challenges both assumptions and convincingly argues that the underlying ideological beliefs of American voters--rather than merely intransigent partisanship--are predictive of public opinion on matters related to global affairs. The standard liberal-conservative dichotomy typically used in survey research is modified to create a multidimensional taxonomy that considers the cultural, social, economic, and political components of ideology separately, thereby providing a more accurate analysis of the fundamental driving forces behind partisan strife. Ironically, elected officials are presented as perhaps too representative, with Democrats and Republicans increasingly beholden to ideological extremists who exacerbate conflict and gridlock. The domestic "culture wars," Gries contends, permeate preferences regarding US action abroad, thus inhibiting the ability of Washington to formulate sound foreign policy. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. --Matthew O'Gara, Rocky Mountain College

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Peter Hays Gries is the Harold J. & Ruth Newman Chair & Director, Institute for US-China Issues and Professor in the Department of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of China's New Nationalism: Pride, Politics, and Diplomacy , and coeditor of Chinese Politics and State and Society in 21st-Century China .

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