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Domestic Politics and United States Foreign Policy: A Study of Cold War Conflict Behavior

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  • Moore, Will H. (Florida State University)
  • Lanoue, David J. (University of Alabama)
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  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
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Cold War; foreign policy; international conflict; international relations; world politics
  • Abstract

    This study reexamines an empirical claim that is broadly accepted in international relations: during the Cold War, United States foreign policy belligerence was influenced strongly by domestic factors. The authors develop a rational expectations theory that produces hypotheses that are at odds with that result. They test these hypotheses and report findings that are both consistent with their rational expectations theory and inconsistent with the domestic effects hypothesis. They conclude that international politics, rather than domestic politics, was the primary determinant of United States foreign policy behavior during the Cold War.
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  • United States
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 1289 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR01289.v1
  • Moore, Will H., Lanoue, David J.. Domestic politics and U.S. foreign policy: A study of Cold War conflict behavior. Journal of Politics.65, (2), 376-396.2003.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Moore, Will H.; Lanoue, David J. (2003): Domestic Politics and United States Foreign Policy: A Study of Cold War Conflict Behavior. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.