To See Ourselves as Others See Us: How Publics Abroad View the United States After 9/11

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  • Copyright: 2008-06-30
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In terms of military and economic power, the United States remains one of the strongest nations in the world. Yet the United States seems to have lost the power of persuasion, the ability to make allies and win international support. Why?

Author Biography

Ole R. Holsti is George V. Allen Professor Emeritus of International Affairs in the Department of Political Science at Duke University and author of Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
How Publics Abroad View the United States and Its Foreign Policiesp. 17
How the United States Is Viewed Abroadp. 17
America's International Rolep. 25
Sensitivity to the Interests of Othersp. 33
The Uses of Forcep. 38
The War on Terrorismp. 41
Iraqp. 46
Conclusionp. 61
How Publics Abroad View Americans and American Societyp. 64
The American People and Societyp. 65
American Institutions and Valuesp. 71
Conclusionp. 85
The Impact of "How They See Us": Seven Mini-Case Studiesp. 88
Turkeyp. 90
Indonesiap. 104
Mexicop. 117
Canadap. 129
Australiap. 139
Moroccop. 150
South Koreap. 159
Explanations for Anti-American Opinionsp. 172
The End of the Cold Warp. 173
Globalizationp. 175
America's Virtues and Valuesp. 179
Irrationalityp. 182
Strategic Scapegoatingp. 186
Ignorancep. 187
U.S. Policiesp. 189
The Impact of American Policiesp. 192
September 11 and the Invasion of Afghanistanp. 196
The Iraq Warp. 202
American Rhetoricp. 204
Sensitivity to Domestic Interestsp. 206
Deep Partisan Cleavagesp. 211
Conclusionp. 215
Bibliographyp. 221
Indexp. 229
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