Selling Intervention and War Book

Selling Intervention and War


  • Author : Jon W. Western
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9780801881084

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Selling Intervention and War Excerpt :

Selling Intervention and War examines the competition among foreign policy elites in the executive branch and Congress in winning the hearts and minds of the American public for military intervention. The book studies how the president and his supporters organize campaigns for public support for military action. According to Jon Western, the outcome depends upon information and propaganda advantages, media support or opposition, the degree of cohesion within the executive branch, and the duration of the crisis. Also important is whether the American public believes that military threat is credible and victory plausible. Not all such campaigns to win public support are successful; in some instances, foreign policy elites and the president and his advisors have to back off.Western uses several modern conflicts, including the current one in Iraq, as case studies to illustrate the methods involved in selling intervention and war to the American public: the decision not to intervene in French Indochina in 1954, the choice to go into Lebanon in 1958, and the more recent military actions in Grenada, Somalia, Bosnia, and Iraq. Selling Intervention and War is essential reading for scholars and students of U.S. foreign policy, international security, the military and foreign policy, and international conflict.

Selling Intervention and War Book

Selling Intervention and War


  • Author : Jon Western
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421442822

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foreign policy, international security, the military and foreign policy, and international conflict.

Selling a  Just  War Book

Selling a Just War


  • Author : M. Butler
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-02-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230374980

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Butler sheds light on how American political leaders sell the decision to intervene with military force to the public and how a just war frame is employed in US foreign policy. He provides three post-Cold War examples of foreign policy crises: the Persian Gulf War (1990-91), Kosovo (1999), and Afghanistan (2001).

Selling War Book
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Selling War


  • Author : Josef Seethaler
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN 10 : 9781841506104

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Selling War Excerpt :

Brings together international scholarship to explore the changing relationships between war, media, and the public from multidisciplinary perspectives and over an extended historical period, spanning from World War I through the so-called 'War on Terror'.

Selling Intervention Book

Selling Intervention


  • Author : Samuel Schmid
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN 10 : 9783640584055

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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: USA, grade: 1.5, University of Luzern (Politikwissenschaftliches Seminar), course: Hauptseminar: The Politics of Humanitarian Intervention, language: English, abstract: This research paper deals with the question of how and in what ways the American yellow press – the New York Journal in particular – and its manipulated news of the humanitarian crisis in Cuba under Spanish colonial rule and the subsequent public pressure influenced the American government in the decision to intervene in 1898 (The Spanish-American War). It is argued that it was a media-driven humanitarian intervention with numerous connectors from media to politics. To evaluate this, the explanatory links and the causal mechanism/process are made clear by connecting empirical media data to modern theoretical concepts of media and politics, such as framing and agenda-setting. The findings reveal that there were several kinds of interactions between the New York Journal to the political sphere, making this case of intervention an excellent example of how (in this case, biased) information may trigger a variation in policy outcomes concerning humanitarian interventions.

Selling the War on Terror Book

Selling the War on Terror


  • Author : Jack Holland
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-09-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136207532

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Selling the War on Terror Excerpt :

This book uses a comparative analysis to examine foreign policy discourses and the dynamics of the ‘War on Terror'. The book considers the three principal members of the Coalition of the Willing in Afghanistan and Iraq: the United States, Britain and Australia. Despite significant cultural, historical and political overlap, the War on Terror was nevertheless rendered possible in these contexts in distinct ways, drawing on different discourses and narratives of foreign policy and identity. This volume explores these differences and their origins, arguing that they have important implications for the way we understand foreign policy and political possibility. The author rejects prevalent interpretations of a War on Terror foreign policy discourse, in the singular, highlighting that coalition states both demonstrated and relied upon divergent policy framings to make the War on Terror possible. The book thus contributes to our understanding of political possibility, in the process correcting a tendency to view the War on Terror as a universal and monolithic political discourse. This book will be of much interest to students of foreign policy, critical security studies, terrorism studies, discourse analysis, and IR in general.

Military Intervention After the Cold War Book

Military Intervention After the Cold War


  • Author : Andrea Kathryn Talentino
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9780896802452

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Military Intervention After the Cold War Excerpt :

"The specter of terrorism has further emphasized the need to understand why military intervention is undertaken and how it could be more effective. Scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and readers interested in understanding global interdependence will find Military Intervention After the Cold War an indispensable book."--BOOK JACKET.

Selling War and Peace Book

Selling War and Peace


  • Author : Jack Holland
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108489249

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Holland analyses foreign policy debates in the Anglosphere (US, UK and Australia) during the Syrian Civil War.

Selling Intervention Book

Selling Intervention


  • Author : Samuel Schmid
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2010-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : 9783640583867

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Selling Intervention Excerpt :

Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: USA, grade: 1.5, University of Luzern (Politikwissenschaftliches Seminar), course: Hauptseminar: The Politics of Humanitarian Intervention, language: English, abstract: This research paper deals with the question of how and in what ways the American yellow press - the New York Journal in particular - and its manipulated news of the humanitarian crisis in Cuba under Spanish colonial rule and the subsequent public pressure influenced the American government in the decision to intervene in 1898 (The Spanish-American War). It is argued that it was a media-driven humanitarian intervention with numerous connectors from media to politics. To evaluate this, the explanatory links and the causal mechanism/process are made clear by connecting empirical media data to modern theoretical concepts of media and politics, such as framing and agenda-setting. The findings reveal that there were several kinds of interactions between the New York Journal to the political sphere, making this case of intervention an excellent example of how (in this case, biased) information may trigger a variation in policy outcomes concerning humanitarian interventions.

Democracy by Force Book
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Democracy by Force


  • Author : Karin von Hippel
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0521659558

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Democracy by Force Excerpt :

This 1999 book is a study of US military interventions after the Cold War.

Foreign Powers and Intervention in Armed Conflicts Book

Foreign Powers and Intervention in Armed Conflicts


  • Author : Aysegul Aydin
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804782944

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Foreign Powers and Intervention in Armed Conflicts Excerpt :

Intervention in armed conflicts is full of riddles that await attention from scholars and policymakers. This book argues that rethinking intervention—redefining what it is and why foreign powers take an interest in others' conflicts—is of critical importance to understanding how conflicts evolve over time with the entry and exit of external actors. It does this by building a new model of intervention that crosses the traditional boundaries between economics, international relations theory, and security studies, and places the economic interests and domestic political institutions of external states at the center of intervention decisions. Combining quantitative and qualitative evidence from both historical and contemporary conflicts, including interventions in both interstate conflicts and civil wars, it presents an in-depth discussion of a range of interventions—diplomatic, economic, and military—in a variety of international contexts, creating a comprehensive model for future research on the topic.

Humanitarian Imperialism Book

Humanitarian Imperialism


  • Author : Jean Bricmont
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2006-11-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781583671481

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Well after slavery was abolished, its legacy of violence left deep wounds on African Americans’ bodies, minds, and lives. For many victims and witnesses of the assaults, rapes, murders, nightrides, lynchings, and other bloody acts that followed, the suffering this violence engendered was at once too painful to put into words yet too horrible to suppress. In this evocative and deeply moving history Kidada Williams examines African Americans’ testimonies about racial violence. By using both oral and print culture to testify about violence, victims and witnesses hoped they would be able to graphically disseminate enough knowledge about its occurrence and inspire Americans to take action to end it. In the process of testifying, these people created a vernacular history of the violence they endured and witnessed, as well as the identities that grew from the experience of violence. This history fostered an oppositional consciousness to racial violence that inspired African Americans to form and support campaigns to end violence. The resulting crusades against racial violence became one of the political training grounds for the civil rights movement.

In the Shadow of International Law Book

In the Shadow of International Law


  • Author : Michael Poznansky
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190096618

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Secrecy is a staple of world politics and a pervasive feature of political life. Leaders keep secrets as they conduct sensitive diplomatic missions, convince reluctant publics to throw their support behind costly wars, and collect sensitive intelligence about sworn enemies. In the Shadow of International Law explores one of the most controversial forms of secret statecraft: the use of covert action to change or overthrow foreign regimes. Drawing from a broad range of cases of US-backed regime change during the Cold War, Michael Poznansky develops a legal theory of covert action to explain why leaders sometimes turn to covert action when conducting regime change, rather than using force to accomplish the same objective. He highlights the surprising role international law plays in these decisions and finds that once the nonintervention principle-which proscribes unwanted violations of another state's sovereignty-was codified in international law in the mid-twentieth century, states became more reluctant to pursue overt regime change without proper cause. Further, absent a legal exemption to nonintervention such as a credible self-defense claim or authorization from an international body, states were more likely to pursue regime change covertly and concealing brazen violations of international law. Shining a light on the secret underpinnings of the liberal international order, the conduct of foreign-imposed regime change, and the impact of international law on state behavior, Poznansky speaks to the potential consequences of America abandoning its role as the steward of the postwar order, as well as the promise and peril of promoting new rules and norms in cyberspace.

American Military Intervention in Unconventional War Book

American Military Intervention in Unconventional War


  • Author : W. Bert
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230337817

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American Military Intervention in Unconventional War Excerpt :

A study of the major U.S. military interventions in unconventional war, this book looks at four wars that occurred while the U.S. was a superpower in the post-war WW II period and one in the Philippines in 1898.