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The Security Policy Options of the West

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Deutsch, Karl W. (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin)
  • Eberwein, Wolf-Dieter (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin)
Publication Date
1986
Contributor
  • Eberwein, Wolf-Dieter (Data Collector)
  • Siegmann, HeinrichWissenschaftszentrum Berlin (Data Collector)
  • W.-D. Eberwein, H. Siegmann, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
Description
  • Abstract

    Judgement on the current situation and future development of security policy by experts from various countries. Topics: most important national problems; most important components of security policy; national position on achieving security policy goals; current as well as future sources of danger for the security of the country; significance of the concepts disarmament, reduction of tension and military balance of power; assessment of the military East-West balance of power; security policy effects of the stationing of NATO medium-range systems; attitude to defense expenditures, reduction of tension, MBFR negotiations, renunciation of first use of nuclear weapons, freezing of nuclear weapons arsenals, stationing of cruise missiles; trade with the East and process of reduction of tension; satisfaction with NATO; most important aspects for solidarity of NATO; attitudes to membership of the country in NATO; significance of NATO for peace in Europe; assessment of future development of NATO; probability of a nuclear war in Europe; attitude to nuclear weapons on national territory; judgement on the current security policy discussion in the country; satisfaction with national consensus in questions of security policy; NATO topics and assumed degree of national agreement; attitude to use of military power and level of national defense budget; most important factors determining the level of defense expenditures; assumed effects of defense expenditures on other government budgets; financing of defense expenditures given financial shortage; preferred areas for government economy; appropriateness of the share in defense of alliance partners; assessment of the development of the East-West climate in the future; most important influence factors for the future security of the West; national measures given loss of the nuclear shield of the USA; belonging to groupings and institutions. Only FRG: preferred measures given shortage of personnel in the Federal German Armed Forces. Only Great Britain: attitude to restoration of pre-eminence of the Royal Navy. Demography: party affiliation; age (classified); sex; school education; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; union membership; memberships. Also encoded was: date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983-01 / 1983-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • United States (US)
Sampled Universe
Sample of security policy leadership in politics, military, administration, media, economy, churches, science as well as in the peace movement.
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 794
    Number of Variables: 194
Availability
Delivery
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1511 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 73 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Deutsch, Karl W.; Eberwein, Wolf-Dieter (1986): Die sicherheitspolitischen Optionen des Westens. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1511