Advisor

Gary L. Scott

Date of Award

1986

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Political Science

Department

Political Science

Physical Description

1 online resource (96 p.)

Subjects

United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1953

DOI

10.15760/etd.5565

Abstract

The question arises in the analysis of foreign policy decision making regarding how consensus or approval by the public is attained for policies. Some authors have suggested that consensus is obtained through the manipulation of opinion by decision makers. One case often cited as an example of manipulation is the 1947 announcement of the Truman Doctrine.

In determining the validity of these arguments a review was conducted of the language of the doctrine and the interpretations of newspaper columnists. In addition, a review of personal documents of the decision makers was conducted to determine their impressions.

The data compiled from these sources indicate that the authors who claim manipulation might have exaggerated the case.

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Persistent Identifier

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