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Wars can strengthen U.S. Presidents' policy gains in Congress, but as casualties rise, they can become a liability

Schorpp, Susanne and Finocchiaro, Charles (2017) Wars can strengthen U.S. Presidents' policy gains in Congress, but as casualties rise, they can become a liability. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (01 Sep 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Wars divert public attention to foreign affairs. While this provides the president with leverage in his encounters with Congress, public perception of the war can turn the tide against him. Research by Susanne Schorpp and Charles Finocchiaro shows that the president's gains from public attention to foreign affairs are mediated by the human cost of war. As casualties increase, the public's position will shift from support to blame, allowing Members of Congress to oppose ...

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 15:08
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/84761

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