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Congressional opinions of war change with the events on the battlefield

Kriner, Douglas (2014) Congressional opinions of war change with the events on the battlefield. LSE American Politics and Policy (07 Feb 2014). Website.

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The Iraq War Resolution of October 2002 was broadly supported in Congress, passing with bipartisan majorities in both chambers (296-133; 77-23), but the conflict rapidly became unpopular, especially with members of the Democratic Party. Drawing on data from the Iraq War, Douglas Kriner examines how members of Congress respond to casualties, both on the national level and within their constituencies. He argues that congressional feelings on a conflict should be of great concern to the president because members of Congress are highly effective at rallying their constituents to support a war.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2014 09:33
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 23:18

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