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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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Economic Well-Being and Economic Justice

Economic Well-Being and Economic Justice

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(p.174) Chapter Six Economic Well-Being and Economic Justice
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The Foreign Policy Disconnect
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226644592.003.0007

This chapter shows that contrary to much conventional wisdom, the U.S. public does not reject the idea of foreign aid. Instead, opposition to existing aid programs focuses on strategic and military uses of aid and also reflects extreme overestimates of the amount of aid that is actually given. In harmony with widely shared justice-related goals, many types of humanitarian aid are favored by large majorities of Americans. These include food and medical assistance, development aid, and help to reduce population growth and to prevent and treat AIDs, especially in Africa. Some of the international economic policies favored by large majorities of the American public, however, particularly those concerning protection of Americans' jobs, restrictions on immigration, and provision of humanitarian aid abroad, do not appear to have been fully embraced by U.S. policymakers or enacted into policy. In some cases official U.S. foreign policy has conflicted with policy preferences held by large majorities of Americans.

Keywords:   U.S. public, foreign aid, humanitarian aid, international economic policies, American jobs, immigration, U.S. foreign policy, policymakers

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