Accession Number : ADA139504

Title :   Foreign Policy and Defense Attitudes in West Europe: Trends and Implications.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis for period ending Nov 83,

Corporate Author : ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Ziegler,A H , Jr

PDF Url : ADA139504

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : This study examines West European foreign policy and defense attitudes along four dimensions: military security, foreign policy approaches, national defense priority, and anti-Americanism. Following a review of the recent literature on this topic, data, from Eurobarometer surveys are used to test several propositions concerning European public opinion. Trend analyses and cross-national comparisons are emphasized. The nations included in this study are Great Britain, West Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Support for NATO was found to be substantial while priority placed upon national defense by Europeans was found to be increasing, and anti-Americanism was also found to be increasing.

Descriptors :   *National defense, *Attitudes(Psychology), Western Europe, Western security(International), International relations, Foreign policy, United States, Reliability, Theses

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE