The essays collected in this volume examine the impact of international conflict on domestic politics through studies of events of the 1980s. The findings expand upon previous crisis theories and put them into a cross-national context. Each article presents a variant of the type of impact that international crisis may have on domestic politics. Public opinion and the conditions under which it may solidify or unravel during an international crisis is also explored. Relationships between international crisis and public opinion, political leadership, and public policy are closely analyzed by the various essayists. Also studied are the dynamics of change that result from international crisis.
The following countries and events are examined in International Crisis and Domestic Politics: The United States and intervention overseas during the Reagan years; Britain and the Falklands War; the Soviet Union and Afghanistan; Israel and the Middle East; external economic sanctions and South Africa; Northern Ireland's reaction to the British presence; and New Zealand and the ANZUS conflict. This volume will be of relevance to courses in international relations, comparative politics, and political psychology.
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About the Author
JAMES W. LAMARE is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Political Science, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. His most recent articles have appeared in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Public Opinion Quarterly, the Journal of Peace Research, and Political Psychology. He is also the author of What Rules America?
Table of Contents
International Intervention and Public Support: America during the Reagan Years by James W. Lamare
The Falklands War and British Public Opinion by Helmut Norpoth
The ANZUS Conflict and New Zealand Politics by W. Keith Jackson and James W. Lamare
Jews and Arabs in Israel: Everybody Hates Somebody, Sometime by Michal Shamir and John L. Sullivan
Community Conflict Processes: Mobilization and Demobilization in Northern Ireland by Gavan Duffy and Nathalie Frensley
The Afghan Conflict and Soviet Domestic Politics by T. H. Rigby
Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: Sanctions and Apartheid in South Africa by Martin Holland