Foreign affairs and the 2008 election

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Much of the commentary in the wake of last month's presidential election has focused on the magnitude and historic aspects of Barack Obama's victory and the deteriorating economic environment in which it played out. Little thought has been given to the influence of foreign affairs in the election. Yet even in this year's contest, which appears to lend considerable support to economic-based theories of elections, international events clearly played an important role by shaping the nomination process for both major parties and in Obama's selection of Joseph Biden as his running mate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 9 2009


  • Election
  • Foreign policy
  • Parties
  • War


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