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American Foreign Policy and Global Opinion: Who supported the war in Afghanistan?

Goldsmith, Benjamin E; Horiuchi, Yusaku; Inoguchi, Takashi

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What affects global public opinion about U.S. foreign policy? The authors examine this question using a cross-national survey conducted during and immediately after the 2001 U.S.-led war in Afghanistan. They propose three models of global public opinion - interests, socialization, and influence - and discuss their empirical validity. Socialization variables (e.g., Muslim population and past terrorist incidents) tend to exhibit significant effects. A variable measuring shared security interests,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGoldsmith, Benjamin E
dc.contributor.authorHoriuchi, Yusaku
dc.contributor.authorInoguchi, Takashi
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:49:28Z
dc.identifier.issn0022-0027
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/80553
dc.description.abstractWhat affects global public opinion about U.S. foreign policy? The authors examine this question using a cross-national survey conducted during and immediately after the 2001 U.S.-led war in Afghanistan. They propose three models of global public opinion - interests, socialization, and influence - and discuss their empirical validity. Socialization variables (e.g., Muslim population and past terrorist incidents) tend to exhibit significant effects. A variable measuring shared security interests, North Atlantic Treaty Organization membership, has significant effects in favor of U.S. policy, but other mutual defense pacts with the U.S. have a backlash effect. Shared economic interests, represented by levels of trade, also have a positive influence. Variables measuring conflicting security interests as well as those measuring U.S. efforts to influence foreign public opinion have insignificant or weak effects.
dc.publisherSage Publications Inc
dc.sourceJournal of Conflict Resolution
dc.subjectKeywords: Afghanistan; Foreign policy; Global public opinion; Terrorism; United States
dc.titleAmerican Foreign Policy and Global Opinion: Who supported the war in Afghanistan?
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume49
dc.date.issued2005
local.identifier.absfor160607 - International Relations
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub8814
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGoldsmith, Benjamin E, University of Newcastle
local.contributor.affiliationHoriuchi, Yusaku, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationInoguchi, Takashi, Chuo University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue3
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage408
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage429
local.identifier.doi10.1177/0022002705276506
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T10:35:21Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-20744431549
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