The Salience of Salience in International Relations
Brown Journal of World Affairs, Vol. XXII, Issue II (pp. 237-250).
16 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2016
Date Written: April 26, 2016
The term “salience” refers to the “relative importance or significance ascribed to a given issue.” It has gained considerable attention in the study of public opinion about international affairs but much less so in the study — and above all, formation — of relations among states. Case studies illustrate the benefit of greater use of the concept.
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