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Throughout U.S. history, the two major political parties have switched positions many times on a variety of issues, including whether the United States should intervene more or less in foreign affairs. This article finds that change in party control of the presidency can help explain change in party ideologies with respect to foreign policy.

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This article shows how the meanings of liberalism and conservatism are constantly changing along with the ideologies of the two major parties in American politics.

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This page is a summary of: The President and the Parties’ Ideologies: Party Ideas about Foreign Policy Since 1900, Presidential Studies Quarterly, December 2016, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/psq.12345.
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