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Study Report

Study Number: JA-002-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1963

Subject Area: Behavior and Attitudes of Bureaucreats

Bibliographic Citation: United States higher civil service: careers of high level employees, 1963.  [machine-readable data file] / Stanley, David  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7274

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This study contains data from 147 French respondents and 173 German respondents collected by personal interviews with selected elite figures during 1964 (June and July in France, and late May to early October in Germany). The sample rested both on reputational and positional characteristics of potential respondents. Self-selection affected the sample -only 203 of the 441 French elites contacted agreed to participate and only 481 of the 650 German contacted agreed to participate. After this elimination, the samples were further reduced by scholarly as well as practical criteria. The researchers' intentions were to gather data bearing on four significant aspects of French and West German politics relevant to the issue of arms control and disarmament in Western Europe. These four areas were domestic policy, foreign policy, European integration, and arms control and disarmament. The data from this questionnaire touched specifically on the respondents' perceptions of the political system and its future, opinions on specific foreign policy issues and their relationship to domestic politics, the two Germanys question, national sovereignty versus international associations, European integration, and various nuclear strategies and arms control arrangements. Biographical data, including standard demographic and personal information as well as data on party, military, and governmental backgrounds, were compiled from records and interviews. Measures of latent attitude structures were assessed by interviewers. The ''Latent Attitude Questionnaire'' tapped such variables as respondents' interest in and emotional reaction to issues, perception of emotional reactions to professional roles and responsibilities, general ability to structure problems, open-mindedness, alienation, and feelings of competence. The data consists of 8 cards of data per respondent per nation and approximately 310 variables. The data contain amp and dash codes.

SUBJECT TERMS: arms race. biographical data. disarmament. domestic affairs. foreign policy. governmental elites. leadership. national elites. political system characteristics. regional interaction. Europe. European integration. Federal Republic of Germany. France.


Deutschh, Karl W., Lewis J. Edinger, and Roy C. Macridis. Study of Elite Attitudes on European Integration and World Politics. New York: Charles Scribner and Sons, 1967. Deutsch, Karl W. Arms Control and the Atlantic Alliance: Europe Faces Coming Policy Decisions. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1967.

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