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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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Conclusion: Foreign Policy and Democracy

Conclusion: Foreign Policy and Democracy

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(p.227) Chapter Eight Conclusion: Foreign Policy and Democracy
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The Foreign Policy Disconnect
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226644592.003.0009

This chapter summarizes and discusses the main conclusions. The findings that the American public has stable, consistent, and sensible preferences concerning a wide range of foreign policies, and that those preferences are based on coherent, logical, purposive belief systems, contradict a good deal of conventional wisdom. But they also support the main argument of this book: that the officials who make U.S. foreign policy should pay more attention to what the public wants.

Keywords:   Americans, public opinion, foreign policies, U.S. foreign policy, government officials

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