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Debating National Security

The Public Dimension


Hans Rattinger and Don Munton

Contents: Perceptions of threat in Israel - Japanese opinions from defeat to success - British perceptions of the superpowers - American images of the Soviet Union - Economic threat and military spending in the U.S. security debate - Public attitudes toward American foreign policy since Vietnam - Attitudes on security in the Netherlands - German perceptions of Nato and the Warsaw Pact - The transformation of the West Germany security debate - The development and structure of West German public opinion on security - Changing security attitudes in Germany, Britain, and Canada - Interpreting public opinion on foreign and security policy.