Public opinion, the press and the failed Anglo-Franco-Soviet negotiations of 1939

  title={Public opinion, the press and the failed Anglo-Franco-Soviet negotiations of 1939},
  author={Daniel Hucker},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={65 - 85}
  • D. Hucker
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • The International History Review
ABSTRACT For nearly 80 years, historians have debated whether the western powers or the USSR should be blamed for the failure of the Anglo-Franco-Soviet negotiations in 1939. This rather tired debate features here, but only in the background. Instead, these negotiations provide a case study for exploring the interface between the press, public opinion, and foreign policymaking, identifying an example of how policymakers’ perceptions of popular opinion wielded a tangible impact on diplomacy. The… Expand
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