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Author Holsti, Ole R.

Title American public opinion on the Iraq War / Ole R. Holsti
Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 226 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Prelude: the United States and Iraq before the Iraq War -- Public opinion on the war in Iraq -- Partisanship -- The war in Iraq: a spillover to other opinions on foreign policy? -- The impact of public opinion on Iraq policy -- Broader issues concerning public opinion
Summary "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009 -- Public opinion.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011014838
ISBN 0472027824 (electronic bk.)
9780472027828 (electronic bk.)