Does the public alter American foreign policy, or does the government change public opinion to support its policies? This study demonstrates that the differing influence of public opinion is mediated largely through each president's beliefs about the value and significance of public opinion.
Douglas C. Foyle is assistant professor in the government department at Wesleyan University.
Douglas C. Foyle
Columbia University Press
Date of Publication
Power, Conflict, and Democracy: American Politics Into the 21st Century