This book is the final product of the Project on Foreign Policy and the Public, inaugurated in 1995 by the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) and its Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA). The project was made possible by a generous grant from the Ford Foundation. And the book was, in the end, the product of many hands besides the two coauthors.
Our greatest single debt is to Clay Ramsay, senior research fellow at PIPA, who as a partner in our public opinion research contributed important ideas throughout the development of the project and was coauthor of our October 1997 report on the project, titled The Foreign Policy Gap: How Policymakers Misread the Public. The core chapters of this book are based on that report.
Monica Wolford, also senior research fellow at PIPA, participated in developing the poll questionnaires and conducted the major statistical analyses. (Persons interested in demographic variations in poll responses should consult appendix A, written by Wolford, to The Foreign Policy Gap.) Frances G. Burwell, executive director of CISSM, made numerous conceptual contributions and managed key aspects of the project--particularly our October 1997 conference. Ivo H. Daalder, director of research at CISSM, provided important perspectives throughout.