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

Benjamin I. Page Marshall M. Bouton

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

The Foreign Policy Disconnect: What Americans Want from Our Leaders but Don't Get By Benjamin I. Page Marshall M. Bouton The Foreign Policy Disconnect What Americans Want from Our Leaders but Don t Get 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 o

  • Title: The Foreign Policy Disconnect: What Americans Want from Our Leaders but Don't Get
  • Author: Benjamin I. Page Marshall M. Bouton
  • ISBN: 9780226644622
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Foreign Policy Disconnect: What Americans Want from Our Leaders but Don't Get By Benjamin I. Page Marshall M. Bouton 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, andWith 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 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 and engaging style, The Foreign Policy Disconnect calls, in an original voice, for a democratic approach to creating such a policy.
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    One thought on “The Foreign Policy Disconnect: What Americans Want from Our Leaders but Don't Get

    1. Kathryn on said:

      A nice overview of quantitative data addressing the difference between American public opinion and American foreign policy Looks at the democratic deficit and gives what seems like a bit of a slapdash analysis of its implications for American government Easy, quick read.

    2. Kate on said:

      Read if you want to know why you don t agree with how America interacts with other countries.

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