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The Resource War and democratic constraint : how the public influences foreign policy, Matthew A. Baum, Philip B. K. Potter

War and democratic constraint : how the public influences foreign policy, Matthew A. Baum, Philip B. K. Potter

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War and democratic constraint : how the public influences foreign policy
Title
War and democratic constraint
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how the public influences foreign policy
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Matthew A. Baum, Philip B. K. Potter
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eng
Summary
"Why do some democracies reflect their citizens' foreign policy preferences better than others? What roles do the media, political parties, and the electoral system play in a democracy's decision to join or avoid a war? War and Democratic Constraint shows that the key to how a government determines foreign policy rests on the transmission and availability of information. Citizens successfully hold their democratic governments accountable and a distinctive foreign policy emerges when two vital institutions--a diverse and independent political opposition and a robust media--are present to make timely information accessible.Matthew Baum and Philip Potter demonstrate that there must first be a politically potent opposition that can blow the whistle when a leader missteps. This counteracts leaders' incentives to obscure and misrepresent. Second, healthy media institutions must be in place and widely accessible in order to relay information from whistle-blowers to the public. Baum and Potter explore this communication mechanism during three different phases of international conflicts: when states initiate wars, when they respond to challenges from other states, or when they join preexisting groups of actors engaged in conflicts.Examining recent wars, including those in Afghanistan and Iraq, War and Democratic Constraint links domestic politics and mass media to international relations in a brand-new way"--
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1965-
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Baum, Matthew
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Potter, Philip B. K
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  • International relations
  • International relations
  • Political participation
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War and democratic constraint : how the public influences foreign policy, Matthew A. Baum, Philip B. K. Potter
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17709519
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780691164984
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • (Uk)017048740
  • (OCoLC)894625400
Label
War and democratic constraint : how the public influences foreign policy, Matthew A. Baum, Philip B. K. Potter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17709519
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780691164984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (Uk)017048740
  • (OCoLC)894625400

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