Misreading the Public: The Myth of a New Isolationism

By Steven Kull; I. M. Destler | Go to book overview

Contents
Foreword1
Frederick T. Steeperand Celinda Lake
1 The Puzzle9
Perception of a New Isolationism12
Cutbacks in U.S. International Engagement16
Lack of Evidence of Change in Public Attitudes20
A Decline in Priority?22
The Central Puzzle24
Design of This Study25

Interviews / Comprehensive Analysis of Public Attitudes / Workshops with Policy Practitioners / Nationwide and Congressional District Polls

The Use and Misuse of Polling Data28
The Authors' "Bias"31
The Organization of This Book32

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • ABOUT BROOKINGS iv
  • Acknowledgments v
  • Contents ix
  • Foreword 1
  • 1- The Puzzle 9
  • PART ONE The Gap 33
  • 2- America's Role In Today's, World 35
  • 3- The United Nations 59
  • 4- Un Peacekeeping 81
  • 5- Foreign Aid 113
  • 6- Defense Spending 134
  • PART TWO Challenging the Gap 151
  • 7- Letting Policy Practitioners Ask The Questions 153
  • 8- How the Public Makes Budgetary Trade-Offs 179
  • 9- Does Congress Mirror the Public? 193
  • PART THREE Explaining the Gap 205
  • 10- Why Do Policy Practitioners Misperceive the Public? 207
  • 11- Why Doesn't Politics Close the Gap? 229
  • 12- Putting the Puzzle Together 249
  • Appendix: Design of the Study 267
  • Notes 277
  • Index 303
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