Accession Number : ADA304823

Title :   Influences on the International Affairs and Defense Budgets.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Teske, Deborah O.

PDF Url : ADA304823

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : This thesis addresses the relative influence that public opinion and the current international situation have on the two portions of the budget dealing with national security: the defense and international affairs budgets. The purpose of the thesis is to evaluate the correlation between the two budgets and explain any variations. The hypothesis of the thesis is that international affairs budget is driven more by economic concerns of the nation and the defense budget is driven more by the national perception of the current international situation and of the external threats to the United States. This thesis also examines the debate over the influence of public opinion on public policy. It tests the assumption that public opinion influence the direction of policy, specifically the national security budget.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *MILITARY BUDGETS, FOREIGN POLICY, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, NATIONAL SECURITY, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, DECISION MAKING, THREATS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, THESES, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, CORRELATION, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, PUBLIC OPINION, INFLATION(ECONOMICS), FOREIGN AID.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE