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Charles William Maynes
Misreading the Public marks a watershed because at least no one can any longer claim ignorance of what is going on...
The Washington Monthly
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Pointing out a considerable discrepancy between data from interviews with policy makers and data from polls and focus groups, argues that Americans do not in fact want to pull back from the world as politicians seem to think. Finds that though people complain about the US playing global alpha male more than is called for, they do want to address world problems, but by working together with other countries, particularly through the United Nations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
Charles William Maynes
Misreading the Public marks a watershed because at least no one can any longer claim ignorance of what is going on...
The Washington Monthly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815717669
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Pages: 312
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 1
1 The Puzzle 9
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
7 Letting Policy Practitioners Ask the Questions 153
8 How the Public Makes Budgetary Trade-Offs 179
9 Does Congress Mirror the Public? 193
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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