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Author Berinsky, Adam J., 1970-
Title In time of war : understanding American public opinion from World War II to Iraq / Adam J. Berinsky.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Author Berinsky, Adam J., 1970-
Series Chicago studies in American politics
Chicago studies in American politics.
Subject War and society -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Public opinion.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States -- Public opinion.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States -- Public opinion.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Public opinion.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 336 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-325 and index.
Contents Introduction: America at war -- Historical perspective -- Public opinion and war : a historical perspective -- The myths and meaning of public opinion and World War II -- The structure of support for war -- The calculation of costs : an innocent public -- Partisan structure of war support : events, elites, and the public -- Ethnic groups : attachments, enmities, and support for war -- Public opinion and war : back to the water's edge -- Civil liberties and war -- Elections during wartime -- Conclusions -- Appendix A : description of data and weighting -- Appendix B : Iraq war casualty survey analysis -- Appendix C : Congressional Record content analysis -- Appendix D : statistical significance of ethnic variables -- Appendix E : relationship between support for war and support for restricting civil liberties -- Appendix F : NES analysis of retrospective war support.
Summary From World War II to the war in Iraq, periods of international conflict seem like unique moments in U.S. political history--but when it comes to public opinion, they are not. To make this groundbreaking revelation, In Time of War explodes conventional wisdom about American reactions to World War II, as well as the more recent conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Adam Berinsky argues that public response to these crises has been shaped less by their defining characteristics--such as what they cost in lives and resources--than by the same political interests and group affil.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780226043463 (electronic bk.)
0226043460 (electronic bk.)
0226043584 (cloth)
9780226043586 (cloth)
0226043592 (paper)
9780226043593 (paper)
OCLC # 464670695
Additional Format Print version: Berinsky, Adam J., 1970- In time of war. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009 9780226043586 (DLC) 2008053228 (OCoLC)288377605

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