International Security & Foreign Policy

Measuring the Internationalism of Congress

Grant Year: 2017

Kathleen Hicks and Louis Lauter will examine the extent to which political support exists among the representatives of the American people for an active internationalist foreign policy. They will analyze the background and foreign policy views of a sample of senators and representatives; develop a set of “archetypes” that characterize the various worldviews in this sample; and undertake a preliminary assessment of the distribution of views among these archetypes in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The project’s findings will appear in a report.

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