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

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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 and engaging style, "The Foreign Policy Disconnect "calls, in anoriginal voice, for a more democratic approach to creating such a policy.

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Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226644622
SKU 202747616
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0226644626
Release Date 6/11/2013
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0356
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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