Faces of Internationalism: Public Opinion and American by Eugene R. Wittkopf

By Eugene R. Wittkopf

In Faces of Internationalism, Eugene R. Wittkopf examines the altering nature of public attitudes towards American international coverage within the post-Vietnam period and the position that public opinion performs within the American overseas policymaking approach. Drawing on new data—four mass and 4 elite opinion surveys undertaken through the Chicago Council of overseas relatives from 1974 to 1986—combined with subtle research innovations, Wittkopf deals a pathbreaking research that addresses the critical query of the connection of a democracy to its overseas policy.
The breakdown of the “consensus” method of American international coverage after the chilly warfare years has develop into the topic of a lot research. This examine contributes to revisionist scholarship via describing the ideals and personal tastes that experience emerged within the wake of this breakdown. Wittkopf counters conventional perspectives via demonstrating the patience of U.S. public opinion outlined through dominant and special attitudes within the post-Vietnam warfare years—cooperative and militant internationalism.
The writer explores the character of those “faces” of internationalism, targeting the level to which elites and much proportion comparable critiques and the political and sociodemographic correlates of trust platforms. Wittkopf additionally bargains an unique exam of the connection among ideals and preferences.

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