Public Opinion in U. S. Foreign Policy: The Controversy over Contra Aid

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  • ISBN-13: 9780847678723
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1993
  • Pages: 240

Table of Contents

Introduction: Public Opinion in U.S. Foreign Policy: The Controversy over Contra Aid 1
1 Chronology of Events and Public Opinion 21
2 The Controversy over Contra Aid, 1981-90: A Historical Narrative 29
3 Public Opinion about U.S. Intervention in Nicaragua: A Polling Introduction 49
4 Public Opinion about U.S. Intervention in Nicaragua: A Polling Addendum 59
5 The Domestic Politics of Contra Aid: Public Opinion, Congress, and the President 73
6 Public Opinion and Reagan Policy: Administration Commentaries 105
7 The Reagan Administration's Efforts to Gain Support for Contra Aid 123
8 Public Diplomacy: Seeking Public Support for Contra Aid Policy 151
9 Did the Public Matter? The Impact of Opinion on Congressional Support for Ronald Reagan's Nicaragua Policy 167
10 The Limits of Lobbying: Interest Groups, Congress, and Aid to the Contras 191
11 The War Between the Branches: Explaining U.S. Policy Toward Nicaragua, 1979-89 221
12 Public Opinion and Contra Aid: Congressional Commentaries 241
13 What Have We Learned about Public Opinion in U.S. Foreign Policy? 269
Combined Bibliography 279
Index 303
About the Contributors 311
About the Editor 317
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