To See Ourselves as Others See Us
How Publics Abroad View the United States after 9/11
Publication Year: 2008
Published by: University of Michigan Press
Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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The ruins of the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon were still smoldering from the September 11 terrorist attacks when many stunned Americans joined President Bush in wondering, as he did in his speech to Congress nine days later, "Why do they hate us...
Chapter 1. Introduction
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The opening sentence of Charles Dickens's classic novel of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities, could serve as an apt description of contemporary American foreign policy. In fact, each of these familiar quotations frames some central themes in this book,...
Chapter 2. How Publics Abroad View the United States and Its Foreign Policies
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Following the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, President Bush appointed a committee of distinguished experts headed by former ambassador Edward Djerejian...
Chapter 3. How Publics Abroad View Americans and American Society
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The evidence presented and analyzed in chapter 2 reveals that publics abroad have indeed become increasingly critical of the United States and some of its major foreign policy undertakings during the years since the September 11 terrorist attacks. For...
Chapter 4. The Impact of "How They See Us" Seven MiniCase Studies
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Because neither democracies nor authoritarian countries conduct foreign policy by plebiscite, the impact of public opinion - much less opinions about a single country, even one as important as the United States - cannot be assumed. The survey data described...
Chapter 5. Explanations for Anti-American Opinions
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Almost as soon as Europeans began colonizing the vast area that ultimately became the United States, some foreign visitors who came to these shores shared their observations and evaluations of the American peoples, customs, values, and institutions. Unlike those...
Chapter 6. The Impact of American Policies
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The previously cited Djerejian committee report that pointed to American policy as the primary determinant of how the United States is viewed abroad was based largely on evidence from Arab and Muslim countries of the Middle East and South Asia. The data presented...
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Page Count: 248
Illustrations: 39 tables
Publication Year: 2008