Foreign Policy Disconnect What Americans Want from Our Leaders but Don't Get

ISBN-10: 0226644626

ISBN-13: 9780226644622

Edition: 2006

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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 Foreign Policy Disconnect" argues that these gaps between leaders and the public are harmful, and that by using public opinion as a guideline policymakers could craft a more effective, sustainable, and democratic foreign policy. Page and Bouton support this argument by painting a uniquely comprehensive portrait of the military, diplomatic, and economic foreign policies Americans favor. They show, for example, that protecting American jobs is just as important to the public as security from attack, a goal the current administration seems to pursue single-mindedly. And contrary to some officials' unilateral tendencies, the public consistently and overwhelmingly favors cooperative multilateral policy and participation in international treaties. Moreover, Americans' foreign policy opinions are seldom divided along the usual lines: majorities of virtually all social, ideological, and partisan groups seek a policy that pursues the goals of security and justice through cooperative means. Written in a clear andengaging style, "The Foreign Policy Disconnect "calls, in an original voice, for a more democratic approach to creating such a policy.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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
References
Notes
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