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2. Confidence in Defence and Foreign Policy

Authors : Danielle Chubb, Ian McAllister

Published in: Australian Public Opinion, Defence and Foreign Policy

Publisher: Springer Singapore

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Abstract

Public confidence in defence and foreign policy has varied over time in response to changes in the external security environment as well as more specific social, cultural and political factors. While changing external conditions certainly affect public confidence and influence attitude towards defence and foreign affairs and their institutional expression, social and political changes also play an important role. In this chapter we turn our attention primarily towards this latter category: public attitudes towards the creation and implementation of defence and security policies in Australia. We do so through examining trends in three key areas: the level of confidence the public has in defence as an institution; public perceptions of the role that the military plays in society and the willingness of voters to increase defence spending.

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Metadata
Title
Confidence in Defence and Foreign Policy
Authors
Danielle Chubb
Ian McAllister
Copyright Year
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7397-2_2

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