This book examines the ways in which the relationship between public opinion and the use of military force has developed since th...
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This book examines the ways in which the relationship between public opinion and the use of military force has developed since the end of the Cold War. It addresses the question of whether a democratic foreign policy is possible.
Philip Everts, Pierangelo Isernia
Zusammenfassung Recent years have witnessed a growing interest in the relationship between public opinion and foreign policy in Western democracies. This international board of contributors examine the ways in which the connection between public opinion and the use of military force has developed since the end of the Cold War. In doing so, it also addresses the crucial and topical question of whether, and to what extent a democratic foreign policy is possible.
Introduction Philip Everts Part I. Determinants and Correlates of Support for the Use of Force 2. The Impact of Basic Motivation on Foreign Policy Opinions Concerning the Use of Force: a Three Dimensional Framework William O. Chittick and Annette Freyberg-Inan 3. German Public Opinion and the Use of Force in the Early Nineties Zoltan Juhasz 4. Italian Public Opinion and the International Use of Force Pierangelo Isernia 5. Risky Missions: Dutch Policy Opinion on Peacekeeping in the Balkans Jan van der Meulen and Marijke de Konink Part II. Public Opinion and Policy-Making on the Use of Force 6. Ireland: Neutrality and the International Use of Force Karin Gilland 7. Moving Away from War: Israelis' Security Beliefs in the Post-Oslo era Tamar Hermann 8. The French and the Use of Force: Public Perceptions and their Impact on the Policy-Making Process Natalie La Balme 9. The Myth of the Reactive Public: American Public Attitudes on Military Fatalities in the Post-Cold War Period Steven Kull and Clay Ramsay 10. War Without Bloodshed? Public Opinion and the Conflict over Kosovo Philip Everts 11. Conclusions Pierangelo Isernia