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U.S. elite and public views an anti-terrorist military action : are women less militaristic?

Die Bewertung antiterroristischer Militäraktionen durch Eliten und Bevölkerung in den USA : sind Frauen weniger militaristisch?
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Moore, Gwen; Dolan, Scott

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Abstract "Increasing numbers of U.S. women in elite positions lead us to ask if women and men share the same anti-terrorist policy attitudes, or whether elite (and non-elite) women are less militaristic. Using data from four surveys of elites and masses from 1986 to 2004, we examine men's and women's attitudes towards the use of three types of force against terrorists and how these have changed over time. Elite and non-elite women are typically less supportive than their men counterparts of military action against terrorists, but after the September 11, 2001 attacks die gender gap decreased and large majorities favoured such action. Among elites, but not the public, gender differences diminish among those with similar demographic and political positions. With negligible gender differences among similarly placed elites, and high levels of militarism among the masses, we conclude that U.S. elites have broad latitude in setting anti-terrorist policies." (author's abstract)
Keywords United States of America; elite; elite research; political elite; fight against terrorism; population; attitude; evaluation; anti-terror policy; woman; militarism; gender; military intervention; regression analysis; military; power; violence; comparative political science; North America
Classification Peace and Conflict Research, International Conflicts, Security Policy; Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies; General History
Method empirical; quantitative empirical
Document language English
Publication Year 2012
Page/Pages p. 223-242
Journal Historical Social Research, 37 (2012) 1
Issue topic Elite foundations of social theory and politics / Elitetheoretische Grundlagen sozialwissenschaftlicher Theoriebildung und politischer Analyse
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works