Released on 2004Categories History

Rally 'round the Flag, Boys!

Rally 'round the Flag, Boys!

Author: K. Michael Prince

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 157003527X

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 477

The definitive history of South Carolina's Confederate flag controversy and 2005 finalist for Popular Culture Book of the Year from ForeWord Magazine.
Released on 2022-06-14Categories Political Science

Rally 'round the Flag

Rally 'round the Flag

Author: Yuval Feinstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197629710

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

View: 136

An extensive investigation of the rally-round-the-flag phenomenon of public opinion in the United States during wars and security crises. The rally-round-the-flag phenomenon in the United States is characterized by a sudden and sharp increase in the public approval rating of the sitting US president in response to a war or security crisis. While relatively uncommon, these moments can have a serious impact on policymaking as politicians might escalate a conflict abroad or restrict civil liberties at home. What, then, are the conditions and processes through which rallies have emerged? In Rally 'round the Flag, Yuval Feinstein revisits the phenomenon to answer this question. He examines both the conditions under which rally periods have emerged in the US and the processes that have generated these rallies to introduce a novel rally theory. Drawing on an original data set of conflicts covering 1950 to 2020 and survey data, Feinstein shows that the rally-round-the-flag effect is not an automatic public reaction to international conflicts. Rather, it is a rare event that emerges only under circumstances that lead most Americans to believe it is necessary to take military action to maintain or restore collective honor and gain the respect of other nations. He further attributes public opinion shifts during rally periods to nationalist emotions that people experience when they believe that the president's actions effectively protect the nation's honor and international prestige. Identifying the unique sets of conditions for the emergence of rallies, Rally 'round the Flag offers the most extensive investigation of this public opinion phenomenon and proposes future directions to research the topic for both the United States and other countries.
Released on 2006Categories History

Rally 'round the Flag

Rally 'round the Flag

Author: Theodore J. Karamanski

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742551377

Category: History

Page: 362

View: 951

Rally 'Round the Flag is an important contribution to the growing historiography of the impact of the Civil War on northern cities. From Abraham Lincoln's presidential nomination at the 1860 Republican National Convention to his funeral procession in 1865, Karamanski unfolds the dynamic and fascinating history of Chicago at this critical juncture in its history.
Released on 1994-07Categories History

Policy and Opinion in the Gulf War

Policy and Opinion in the Gulf War

Author: John Mueller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226545644

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 902

The Persian Gulf crisis may well have been the most extensively polled episode in U.S. history as President Bush, his opponents, and even Saddam Hussein appealed to, and tried to influence, public opinion. As well documented as this phenomenon was, it remains largely unexplained. John Mueller provides an account of the complex relationship between American policy and public opinion during the Gulf crisis. Mueller analyzes key issues: the actual shallowness of public support for war; the effect of public opinion on the media (rather than the other way around); the use and misuse of polls by policy makers; the American popular focus on Hussein's ouster as a central purpose of the War; and the War's short-lived impact on voting. Of particular interest is Mueller's conclusion that Bush succeeded in leading the country to war by increasingly convincing the public that it was inevitable, rather than right or wise. Throughout, Mueller, author of War, Presidents, and Public Opinion, an analysis of public opinion during the Korean and Vietnam wars, places this analysis of the Gulf crisis in a broad political and military context, making comparisons to wars in Panama, Vietnam, Korea, and the Falklands, as well as to World War II and even the War of 1812. The book also collects nearly 300 tables charting public opinion through the Gulf crisis, making Policy and Opinion in the Gulf War an essential reference for anyone interested in recent American politics, foreign policy, public opinion, and survey research.
Released on 1991-06-01Categories Political Science

Assessing the President

Assessing the President

Author: Richard Brody

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804779876

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

View: 219

Do presidents inevitably lose support the longer they are in office? Does the public invariably rally behind presidents during international crises? What are the criteria by which the public forms its judgment about whether or not the president is doing a good job? And what is the role of daily news reporting and elite opinion in shaping the public's perception of the president's performance? This book addresses these questions and many others surrounding the dynamics of fluctuating public support for the president of the United States. Drawing its case material from the modern presidency from Kennedy through Reagan, with looks backward as far as Truman, this innovative work shows how the standing of the president with the American people has come to have a political life of its own. The author first examines two seemingly distinctive periods of opinion formation: the 'honeymoon' at the beginning of a presidential term and the 'rally' of presidential support that accompanies international crises. He then analyzes two previous explanations of public support - length of term in office and the state of the economy - and concludes that these explanations are, respectively, incorrect and incomplete. The author presents a model of information processing that ties public support to indications of policy success or failure brought to the attention of the public through daily news reporting by the media. The model is tested initially for the presidencies of Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford; it is then refined and tested further for the Carter and Reagan presidencies.
Released on 2004Categories Law

Public Opinion and Polling Around the World

Public Opinion and Polling Around the World

Author: John Gray Geer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576079119

Category: Law

Page: 897

View: 521

Covering the intricate facets of America's most important democratic tradition, this book serves as an important resource to understand how citizens' views are translated into governmental action.
Released on 2013-10-18Categories Political Science

Arresting Images

Arresting Images

Author: Steven C. Dubin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135214609

Category: Political Science

Page: 403

View: 501

Although contemporary art may sometimes shock us, more alarming are recent attempts to regulate its display. Drawing upon extensive interviews, a broad sampling of media accounts, legal documents and his own observations of important events, sociologist Steven Dubin surveys the recent trend in censorship of the visual arts, photography and film, as well as artistic upstarts such as video and performance art. He examines the dual meaning of arresting images--both the nature of art work which disarms its viewers and the social reaction to it. Arresting Images examines the battles which erupt when artists address such controversial issues as racial polarization, AIDS, gay-bashing and sexual inequality in their work.
Released on 2002Categories History

The Dream of Nation

The Dream of Nation

Author: Susan Mann

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077352410X

Category: History

Page: 364

View: 872

A synthesis of Quebec history from New France to the first referendum on sovereignty in 1980.
Released on 2013-01-23Categories Music

500 Best-Loved Song Lyrics

500 Best-Loved Song Lyrics

Author: Ronald Herder

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486171524

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 409

Complete lyrics for well-known folk songs, hymns, popular and show tunes, more. Oh Susanna, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, hundreds more. Indispensable for singalongs, parties, family get-togethers, etc.