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"A substantial contribution to understanding the role of public opinion and the news media during the Iraq War. Equally impressive, it effectively puts the domestic context of U.S. policy in historical perspective, making the book useful to historians as well as to political scientists."
---Ralph B. Levering, Davidson College



"American Public Opinion on the Iraq War sets out to chart against a detailed account of the war a nuanced assessment of how public opinion on the conflict evolved, the partisan differences that emerged, how the issue affected other areas of foreign policy opinion, and the limits of public opinion on policy. It succeeds at all of this, and it does so in a manner that is at once informative, inherently interesting, and exceptionally easy to read."
---Randolph M. Siverson, University of California, Davis



Ole R. Holsti explores the extent to which changes in public opinion reflected the vigorous public relations efforts of the Bush administration to gain support for the war and the partisanship marking debates over policies toward Iraq. Holsti investigates the ways in which the Iraq experience has led substantial numbers of Americans to reconsider their nation's proper international role, and he assesses the impact that public opinion has had on policymakers. Significantly, Holsti places his findings in a broader context to address the role of public opinion and of the media in democratic governance.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of Tables and Figures
  2. p. ix
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Chapter 1: Prelude: The United States and Iraq before the Iraq War
  2. pp. 7-23
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  1. Chapter 2: Public Opinion on the War in Iraq
  2. pp. 24-75
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  1. Chapter 3: Partisanship
  2. pp. 76-100
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  1. Chapter 4: The War in Iraq: A Spillover to Other Opinions on Foreign Policy?
  2. pp. 101-129
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  1. Chapter 5: The Impact of Public Opinion on Iraq Policy
  2. pp. 130-151
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  1. Chapter 6: Broader Issues Concerning Public Opinion
  2. pp. 152-182
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 183-204
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 205-216
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 217-226
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472027828
Related ISBN
9780472034802
MARC Record
OCLC
762102068
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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