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American Opinion on Trade: Preferences without Politics

Alexandra Guisinger


American Opinion on Trade: Preferences without Politics explains how American voters form opinions on trade policy and why those preferences can remain at odds with policy choices of political actors and parties who depend on their votes. The book shows that Americans weave together distinct and at times countervailing beliefs about trade’s effect on themselves, their communities, and the country. Initial chapters describe gender, race, and community based sources of protectionist sentiment. Later chapters focus on media and campaign portrayals of trade and their influence on Americans’ contin ... More

Keywords: public opinion, trade policy, trade liberalization, voting behavior, globalization, gender, race, political campaigns, protectionism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190651824
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190651824.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexandra Guisinger, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Temple University