Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy, Revised Edition

Politics, Sociology

Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy, Revised Edition by Donald G. Firesmith
Qatar by Nabil Ennasri
The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism by David Schmidtz, Jason Brennan, Bas van der Vossen
Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers by Taisia Kitaiskaia
Trends in Computational Social Choice by Ulle Endriss

Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy, Revised Edition by Donald G. Firesmith

English | 2004 | ASIN: B0725XHP18, ISBN: 0472066196, 0472096192 | 338 Pages | EPUB | 2.81 MB

One of the central issues in democratic theory is the proper role of public opinion in the conduct of international affairs. The capacity of the public to make informed judgments about these complex issues which are often far removed from their experience has been questioned. In addition, the impact of public opinion on foreign policy-making has been debated. In Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy Ole Holsti addresses these crucial issues using extensive data on public attitudes and preferences on international affairs.
Holsti concludes that although the American public is not well informed about many aspects of foreign affairs, its opinions are usually stable and reasonable reactions to real world events, are not lacking in structure, and can often have an important impact on foreign policies.
Holsti surveys changing perceptions of the effect of public opinion on foreign policy since World War I. According to Holsti, this war transformed the issue of public participation in foreign affairs from a theoretical into a practical one that many postwar leaders had to confront. World War II and its immediate aftermath are equally significant. The Vietnam War stimulated a new wave of theory and research that challenged many aspects of the post-World War II view of public opinion. The author assesses the hypothesis that the bipartisan foreign policy consensus of the post-World War II period has, during the past two decades, given way to sharp partisan cleavages, reinforced by ideological differences. The end of the Cold War has also raised new questions about public opinion and foreign policy.
Holsti explores the determinants of public opinion on foreign policy, the impact of gender, generation, education, religion, and race on foreign policy attitudes, and the relationship of the opinions of the general public to the opinions of leaders.
This book will be of interest to political scientists, historians, political psychologists, and anyone with an interest in American foreign policy and the domestic factors that may affect its formulation and implementation.

Ole Holsti is George V. Allen Professor of International Affairs, Duke University.

Qatar by Nabil Ennasri

French | 3 Oct. 2013 | ISBN: 2804181421 | 34 pages | PDF | 4.87 MB

The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism by David Schmidtz, Jason Brennan, Bas van der Vossen

English | August 18th, 2017 | ASIN: B074WZ7T88, ISBN: 1138832162 | 486 Pages | EPUB | 1.98 MB

Libertarians often bill their theory as an alternative to both the traditional Left and Right. The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism helps readers fully examine this alternative without preaching it to them, exploring the contours of libertarian (sometimes also called classical liberal) thinking on justice, institutions, interpersonal ethics, government, and political economy.
The 31 chapters–all written specifically for this volume–are organized into five parts. Part I asks, what should libertarianism learn from other theories of justice, and what should defenders of other theories of justice learn from libertarianism? Part II asks, what are some of the deepest problems facing libertarian theories? Part III asks, what is the right way to think about property rights and the market? Part IV asks, how should we think about the state? Finally, part V asks, how well (or badly) can libertarianism deal with some of the major policy challenges of our day, such as immigration, trade, religion in politics, and paternalism in a free market. Among the Handbook’s chapters are those from critics who write about what they believe libertarians get right as well as others from leading libertarian theorists who identify what they think libertarians get wrong. As a whole, the Handbook provides a comprehensive, clear-eyed look at what libertarianism has been and could be, and why it matters.

Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers by Taisia Kitaiskaia

English | October 10th, 2017 | ASIN: B0716C9BDX, ISBN: 1580056733 | 166 Pages | EPUB | 16.01 MB

Celebrate the witchiest women writers with beautiful illustrations and imaginative vignettes.
Literary Witches draws a connection between witches and visionary writers: both are figures of formidable creativity, empowerment, and general badassery. Through poetic portraits, Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan honor the witchy qualities of well-known and obscure authors alike, including Virginia Woolf, Mira Bai, Toni Morrison, Emily Dickinson, Octavia E. Butler, Sandra Cisneros, and many more.
Perfect for both book lovers and coven members, Literary Witches is a treasure and a source of inspiration. Kitaiskaia and Horan bring fresh insights on your most beloved authors, suggest enchanting new writers, and invite you to rediscover the magic of literature.

Trends in Computational Social Choice by Ulle Endriss

2017 | ISBN: 1326912097 | English | 422 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Computational social choice is concerned with the design and analysis of methods for collective decision making. It is a research area that is located at the interface of Computer Science and Economics. This volume reports on a number of recent research trends in computational social choice. It has three parts. The first part presents novel scenarios in which methods for collective decision making are required. The second part introduces novel techniques for the analysis of such methods. The third part, finally, discusses a range of innovative applications enabled by recent research in computational social choice.