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US Presidential Elections and Foreign Policy: Candidates, Campaigns, and Global Politics from FDR to Bill Clinton

Andrew Johnstone and Andrew Priest


This book explores the relationship between American presidential elections and US foreign policy. It argues that analysis of this relationship is currently underdeveloped (indeed, largely ignored) in the academic literature and among historians in particular and is part of a broader negligence of the influence of US politics and the public on foreign policy. It is usually taken as being axiomatic that domestic factors, especially the economy, are the most influential when people enter the voting booth. This may often be the case, but foreign policy undoubtedly also plays an important part for ... More

Keywords: United States, Presidential elections, Foreign policy, Domestic politics, Public opinion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813169057
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813169057.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Johnstone, editor
University of Leicester

Andrew Priest, editor
University of Essex

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