International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Reflections of "Culture Wars" on US Public Policy since World War II (Economic and Social Policy: Case Study)
Mohammed al Mogdad

The study aims to discuss the effect of "culture wars" on the reality and future of public policy in the United States from the end of World War II until the present time, as economic and social sectors were affected by the forces of political currents that dominate the American political system as a result of employing "populist" political programs Political and legislative positions have both conservative and liberal currents, which is reflected in the positive performance outputs that have led to results that are not broadly consistent with the needs of individuals and institutions in the state, especially among minorities, where poverty and poverty prevail. The level and quality of education, as well as the decline in the size of the middle class. On the other hand, foreign policy was also influenced by the theories of capitalism and liberal ideologies that prevailed globally as a result of theories called "postmodernism" such as Criticism, Feminism, Realism, Neoliberalism, and others. The study was based on the main hypothesis that "there is a correlation between the effect of “culture wars” between the various political currents in the United States and its reflection on public policy outputs." Based on the study problem, its questions, and its objectives, the study used each of the Historical, Functional, and Systems Analysis Approaches. The study concluded that there are many results, the most important of which is that there is a negative relationship between government roles and executive and legislative administrations and the extent of the ability to achieve better levels of efficiency and public policy outputs in the United States, as a result of ideological conflicts between conservative political forces on one side, and liberal forces on the other side.

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