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The Foreign Policy DisconnectWhat Americans Want from Our Leaders but Don't Get$
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Benjamin I. Page and Marshall M. Bouton

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780226644615

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226644592.001.0001

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The Goals of Security and Justice

The Goals of Security and Justice

(p.38) Chapter Two The Goals of Security and Justice
The Foreign Policy Disconnect
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This chapter discusses some of the most important foreign policy attitudes and beliefs that Americans hold, especially the goals they embrace and how those goals have changed over time, the international threats that Americans perceive from terrorism and other sources, and the problems they consider most important. The analysis of three decades of opinion surveys for the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations show that several of the American public's top-ranked foreign policy goals involve physical security against attack by international terrorists or hostile foreign states. But nearly as important in the minds of ordinary Americans are a cluster of goals related to security of domestic well-being: economic, social, and cultural security at home. Of distinctly lower priority are a number of goals related to international justice: altruistic and humanitarian goals concerning the safety and well-being of people abroad.

Keywords:   Americans, foreign policy, public opinion, physical security, terrorism, domestic well-being, international justice, economic security, social security, cultural security

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