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Thanks for your service, the causes and consequences of public confidence in the US military, Peter D. Feaver.

Peter D. Feaver shows that the public's high confidence in the military is based partly on deservedness and partly based on an underlying partisan gap and social desirability bias: extremely high confidence levels among self-identified Republican respondents but much less among Democrats and still weaker confidence among Independents. Not only does Feaver helps us understand how and why the public has confidence in the military, but he also exposes problems that policymakers need to be aware of. Specifically, he elucidates how confidence or over-confidence in the institution shapes public attitudes on the use of force and may not support the best practices in democratic civil-military relations
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Series -- Thanks for Your Service -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- PART I WHO HAS CONFIDENCE IN THE MILITARY? -- 2. Confidence in the Military over Time and Today -- 3. Confidence and the Gaps: Knowledge, Education, Media, and Social Contact -- PART II WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE MILITARY? -- 4. Comparing Public Confidence across the Military and Other Institutions -- 5. Performance, Professional Ethics, and Public Confidence in the Military -- 6. Politics, Politicization, and Public Confidence -- 7. Social Desirability Bias: A Silent Prop Undergirding Public Confidence in the Military -- PART III WHY CONFIDENCE IN THE MILITARY MATTERS -- 8. Whether and How Confidence Shapes Concrete Support for Raising and Maintaining the Military -- 9. Whether and How Confidence Shapes Views on the Military as an Instrument of Foreign Policy -- 10. Whether and How Confidence Shapes Intangible Benefits Enjoyed by the Military -- 11. Conclusion -- References -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Also issued in print: 2023
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1 online resource (329 pages)
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