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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
Title remainder
how the public influences foreign policy
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Matthew A. Baum, Philip B.K. Potter
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Language
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 A.
Dewey number
327.1
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1305
LC item number
.B384 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Potter, Philip B. K.
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  • International relations
  • International relations
  • Political participation
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • International relations
  • Political participation
  • Demokratie
  • Außenpolitik
  • Entscheidungsfindung
  • Krieg
  • Politische Berichterstattung
  • Öffentliche Meinung
  • Macht
Label
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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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Looking for democratic constraint : Why democratic institutions matter ; The role of political information within democracies ; The recipe for democratic constraint ; Effects on what? ; Moving forward -- Democracies are not created equal: a theory of democratic constraint : Information, accountability, and principal-agent problems ; An uninformed, inattentive electorate ; Political opposition as whistleblowers ; Media institutions and the transmission of information ; Hearing the whistleblowers: the importance of the press ; Bringing together information generation and transmission ; Foreign policy responsiveness and international conflict behavior ; Initiation and the democratic peace ; Reciprocation and audience costs ; Coalition formation ; Conclusion and next steps -- Democratic constraint, the democratic peace, and conflict initiation : Period and structure of analysis ; Measuring conflict initiation ; Measuring the extent of opposition with political parties ; Measuring media access ; Measuring press freedom ; Additional controls ; Results ; Democratic constraint among democracies ; Alternative measures of conflict ; The independent effects of opposition and access ; Appendix 1: Statistical tables and robustness tests ; Appendix 2: The role of the Internet -- Looking for audience costs in all the wrong places: constraint and reciprocation : Research design ; Results ; Unpacking militarized disputes ; Compellent threats ; The problem of perception ; Appendix: Statistical tables and robustness tests -- Willing and politically able: democratic constraint and coalition joining : Iraq (2003): Operation Iraqi Freedom ; Afghanistan (2001): Operation Enduring Freedom ; Appendix : Statistical tables and robustness tests -- Downs meets the press: how party systems shape the news : Mapping news content onto the Downsian Premise ; Cases and data ; Results ; 2004 and 2009 European Election Studies (EES) ; Appendix : Statistical tables, robustness tests and content analysis codebook -- Coalition stories: cases from the Iraq Coalition : Case selection ; The United Kingdom ; Spain ; Poland ; Germany -- Conclusion : Information, constraint, and democratic foreign policy : Policy implications ; Recipe for a watchdog press: some prescriptions for media ownership ; Technological change, the Internet, and satellite television ; Moving forward
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905601588
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiv, 258 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781400866472
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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40025023757
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22573/ctt1d1cmkn
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)905601588
Label
War and democratic constraint : how the public influences foreign policy, Matthew A. Baum, Philip B.K. Potter
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Looking for democratic constraint : Why democratic institutions matter ; The role of political information within democracies ; The recipe for democratic constraint ; Effects on what? ; Moving forward -- Democracies are not created equal: a theory of democratic constraint : Information, accountability, and principal-agent problems ; An uninformed, inattentive electorate ; Political opposition as whistleblowers ; Media institutions and the transmission of information ; Hearing the whistleblowers: the importance of the press ; Bringing together information generation and transmission ; Foreign policy responsiveness and international conflict behavior ; Initiation and the democratic peace ; Reciprocation and audience costs ; Coalition formation ; Conclusion and next steps -- Democratic constraint, the democratic peace, and conflict initiation : Period and structure of analysis ; Measuring conflict initiation ; Measuring the extent of opposition with political parties ; Measuring media access ; Measuring press freedom ; Additional controls ; Results ; Democratic constraint among democracies ; Alternative measures of conflict ; The independent effects of opposition and access ; Appendix 1: Statistical tables and robustness tests ; Appendix 2: The role of the Internet -- Looking for audience costs in all the wrong places: constraint and reciprocation : Research design ; Results ; Unpacking militarized disputes ; Compellent threats ; The problem of perception ; Appendix: Statistical tables and robustness tests -- Willing and politically able: democratic constraint and coalition joining : Iraq (2003): Operation Iraqi Freedom ; Afghanistan (2001): Operation Enduring Freedom ; Appendix : Statistical tables and robustness tests -- Downs meets the press: how party systems shape the news : Mapping news content onto the Downsian Premise ; Cases and data ; Results ; 2004 and 2009 European Election Studies (EES) ; Appendix : Statistical tables, robustness tests and content analysis codebook -- Coalition stories: cases from the Iraq Coalition : Case selection ; The United Kingdom ; Spain ; Poland ; Germany -- Conclusion : Information, constraint, and democratic foreign policy : Policy implications ; Recipe for a watchdog press: some prescriptions for media ownership ; Technological change, the Internet, and satellite television ; Moving forward
Control code
905601588
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 258 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400866472
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40025023757
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d1cmkn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905601588

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