Public Opinion in American Foreign Policy

Public Opinion in American Foreign Policy : From Vietnam to the Nineties

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This study 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 20th century.
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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12.7mm | 545g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195105273
  • 9780195105278

About 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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