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Princeton Project on National Security
Anti-Americanism Working Group

This working group assessed the phenomena of anti-Americanism around the world, its impact on U.S. national security and foreign policy, its causes, and what, if anything, policymakers can or should do to address it. The group tackled five areas: Scoping anti-Americanism; Defining anti-Americanism; Disaggregating Anti-Americanism; Assessing the Impact of Anti-Americanism; and Addressing Anti-Americanism. The group commissioned papers which explore the scope of anti-Americanism, its impact on economics, politics, and terrorism, and responses that have been proposed to date. The working group report was released in September 2005.

Working Group Members

Tod Lindberg, Co-Chair

Suzanne Nossel, Co-Chair
Janice Bell Russell Berman
Thomas Carothers Victor Cha
Patrick Clawson Stephen Cohen
Tony Judt Peter Katzenstein
Robert Keohane Bernard Lewis
Ying Ma Kenneth Maxwell
Barry Rubin Judy Colp Rubin
Robert Satloff Nicole Speulda
David Steinberg Julia Sweig
Shibley Telhami Nusrat Choudhury, Research Asst.

Meeting Dates

February 17, 2005 - Washington, DC

May 20, 2005 - New York, NY

Recommended Readings

Reinvigorating U.S. Diplomacy: A Review of Recent Studies by Matthew Moneyhon

Anti-Americanism in France by Sophie Meunier, Council for European Studies at Columbia University, January 2005.

Love and Hate: Anti-Americanism and the American World Order by Giacomo Chiozza. Ph.D dissertation, Duke University, August 2004.

The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion by John Zaller. Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Human Groups and Social Categories: Studies in Social Psychology by Henri Tajfel. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1981.

"Intergroup Relations" by Marilyn Brewer and Robert J. Brown. Handbook of Social Psychology, Fourth Edition, volume 2, pp. 554-594. 1998.

Hating America: A History by Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin. New York: Oxford U.P., 2004.

Understanding Anti-Americanism: Its Origins and Impact at Home and Abroad by Paul Hollander, ed. (New York: Oxford U.P., 2004), pp. 5, 9, 12.

"European Anti-Americanism: Past and Present of a Pedigreed Prejudice." Inaugural lecture of the Karl W. Deutsch College Professorship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, September 24, 2003.

Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of Its Enemies by Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit. Penguin Press, 2004.

"Introduction" by Doug McAdam, John D. MacCarthy and Mayer N. Zald, eds. in Comparative Perspective on Social Movements: Political Opportunities, Mobilizing Structures, and Cultural Framings, Cambridge University Press.

Constructing the Political Spectacle by Murray J. Edelman. University of Chicago Press.


Pew Global Attitudes Survey
Links to the Pew data sets that they have made available on their website: http://people-press.org/dataarchive/. This link takes you to the archive of all of Pews datasets. You may request and download the data directly from this site.

Shibley Telhami's research on Arab Opinion in the Middle East: http://www.brookings.edu/press/review/summer2003/telhami.htm (Arab Public Opinion on the US and Iraq: Postwar Prospects for changing prewar views, 2003).

Center for Policy Studies: Political Consequences of Anti-Americanism
http://cps.ceu.hu/papers.php for working papers on Anti-Americanism.

See Two Years After: Rethinking Young Anti-Americanism in South Korea
and How 'Big Brother' USA Became the 'Great Satan' from CEU's 2004 Conference, Past and Present: Is There Anything New with Anti-Americanism Today?

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