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Foreign Policy: Public Opinion and Political Legacy

Aaron T. Walter
  • Department of Politics and European Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ss. Cyril & Methodius University, Bucianska 4/A, 917 01, Trnava, Slovakia.
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Published Online: 2015-12-16 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sjps-2015-0009

Abstract

To the degree that public opinion, as domestic variable, influences a leaders decision-making in the area of foreign affairs is significant. Political leaders use public opinion polling to support government position or in attempts to mold policy position(s) in the affirmative. The following article investigates how public opinion affects U.S. presidential foreign policy decisions and to the degree those decisions are the base for political legacy. The theoretical argument is that domestic variables and leaders decisions often act in mutual support of each others in complementary interests and when not the case, it is the leader whose agenda setting or creating a frame impacts public opinion.

Do tej miery, že verejná mienka, ako domáci premenná, ovplyvňuje vodcovia rozhodovanie v oblasti zahraničných vecí je významná. Politickí vodcovia využívania verejnej mienky k podpore vládnej pozícii, alebo v pokusoch plesní polohy politiky v kladne. Nasledujúci článok skúma, ako verejná mienka ovplyvňuje americkej prezidentskej zahraničné politické rozhodnutia, a do tej miery, tieto rozhodnutia sú základom pre politické dedičstvo. Teoretický argument je, že domáci premenné a ich vodcovia rozhodnutia často konajú vo vzájomnej podpore každé iné v doplnkový záujem a keď nie je tento prípad, je to vodca, ktorého nastavenie alebo vytvorením dopadom na rám verejnú mienku agenda.

Keywords: leader; masses; public opinion; foreign policy; political legacy

Kľúčové slová:: vodcu; masy; verejná mienka; zahraničná politika; politické dedičstvo

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Published Online: 2015-12-16

Published in Print: 2015-07-01



Citation Information: Slovak Journal of Political Sciences, ISSN (Online) 1335-9096, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sjps-2015-0009. Export Citation

© 2015 Aaron T. Walter, published by De Gruyter Open. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

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