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Securing Approval Domestic Politics and Multilateral Authorization for War

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ISBN-10: 0226101223

ISBN-13: 9780226101224

Edition: 2011

Authors: Terrence L. Chapman

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Among the most momentous decisions that leaders of a state are called upon to make is whether or not to initiate warfare. How their military will fare against the opponent may be the first consideration, but not far behind are concerns about domestic political response and the reaction of the international community. Securing Approvalmakes clear the relationship between these two seemingly distinct concerns, demonstrating how multilateral security organizations like the UN influence foreign policy through public opinion without ever exercising direct enforcement power. While UN approval of a proposed action often bolsters public support, its refusal of endorsement may conversely send a…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Terrence L. Chapman is assistant professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at�Austin.

List of Illustrations
The Value of Multilateral Authorization
Institutions, Member State Bias, and Information Transmission
Appealing to Multilateral Security Organizations
UN Authorization and U.S. Public Opinion
International Organizations and Coalition Building