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U.S. Presidents and Foreign Policy Mistakes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 360

U.S. Presidents and Foreign Policy Mistakes

Mistakes, in the form of bad decisions, are a common feature of every presidential administration, and their consequences run the gamut from unnecessary military spending, to missed opportunities for foreign policy advantage, to needless bloodshed. This book analyzes a range of presidential decisions made in the realm of US foreign policy—with a special focus on national security—over the past half century in order to create a roadmap of the decision process and a guide to better foreign policy decision-making in the increasingly complex context of 21st century international relations. Mistakes are analyzed in two general categories—ones of omission and ones of commission within the context of perceived threats and opportunities. Within this framework, the authors discuss how past scholarship has addressed these questions and argue that this research has not explicitly identified a vantage point around which the answers to these questions revolve. They propose game theory models of complex adaptive systems for minimizing bad decisions and apply them to test cases in the Middle East and Asia.

Political Science Research in Practice
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 214

Political Science Research in Practice

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-07-27
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Nothing rings truer to those teaching political science research methods: students hate taking this course. Tackle the challenge and turn the standard research methods teaching model on its head with Political Science Research in Practice. Akan Malici and Elizabeth Smith engage students first with pressing political questions and then demonstrate how a researcher has gone about answering them, walking through real political science research that contributors have conducted. Through the exemplary use of survey research, experiments, field research, case studies, content analysis, interviews, document analysis, statistical research, and formal modeling, each chapter introduces students to a me...

U.S. Presidents and Foreign Policy Mistakes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 359

U.S. Presidents and Foreign Policy Mistakes

Mistakes, in the form of bad decisions, are a common feature of every presidential administration, and their consequences run the gamut from unnecessary military spending, to missed opportunities for foreign policy advantage, to needless bloodshed. This book analyzes a range of presidential decisions made in the realm of US foreign policy—with a special focus on national security—over the past half century in order to create a roadmap of the decision process and a guide to better foreign policy decision-making in the increasingly complex context of 21st century international relations. Mistakes are analyzed in two general categories—ones of omission and ones of commission within the context of perceived threats and opportunities. Within this framework, the authors discuss how past scholarship has addressed these questions and argue that this research has not explicitly identified a vantage point around which the answers to these questions revolve. They propose game theory models of complex adaptive systems for minimizing bad decisions and apply them to test cases in the Middle East and Asia.

Role Theory and Role Conflict in U.S.-Iran Relations
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 254

Role Theory and Role Conflict in U.S.-Iran Relations

U.S.-Iran relations continue to be an international security problem in the Middle East. These two countries could have been friends, but instead they have become enemies. Stating this thesis raises the following questions: Why are the United States and Iran enemies? How and when did this relationship come to be? When the relationship began to deteriorate, could it have been reversed? What lessons can be learned from an analysis of past U.S.-Iranian relations and what are the implications for their present and future relations? Akan Malici and Stephen G. Walker argue that the dynamics of U.S.-Iran relations are based on role conflicts. Iran has long desired to enact roles of active independe...

When Leaders Learn and When They Don't
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 204

When Leaders Learn and When They Don't

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-01-08
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

Develops a new and dynamic theory of foreign policy decision making and experiential learning.

e-Study Guide for: Political Science Research in Practice by Akan Malici, ISBN 9780415887724
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 34

e-Study Guide for: Political Science Research in Practice by Akan Malici, ISBN 9780415887724

Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.

Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 350

Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-01-26
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Stephen G. Walker, Akan Malici, and Mark Schafer present a definitive, social-psychological approach to integrating theories of foreign policy analysis and international relations—addressing the agent-centered, micro-political study of decisions by leaders and the structure-oriented, macro-political study of state interactions as a complex adaptive system. The links between the internal world of beliefs and the external world of events provide the strategic setting in which states collide and leaders decide. The first part of this ground-breaking book establishes the theoretical framework of neobehavioral IR, setting the stage for the remainder of the work to apply the framework to pressin...

The Search for a Common European Foreign and Security Policy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 219

The Search for a Common European Foreign and Security Policy

  • Categories: Law
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-03-15
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  • Publisher: Macmillan

When Kissinger said 'when I want to call Europe, I cannot find a phone number', the implication was clear. Since then, the momentum of the EU towards a common foreign and security policy has increased, yet the viability of this effort is questionable. This book advances a perspective on this paradox.

Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 322

Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-11-29
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Stephen G. Walker, Akan Malici, and Mark Schafer present a definitive, social-psychological approach to integrating theories of foreign policy analysis and international relations—addressing the agent-centered, micro-political study of decisions by leaders and the structure-oriented, macro-political study of state interactions as a complex adaptive system. The links between the internal world of beliefs and the external world of events provide the strategic setting in which states collide and leaders decide. The first part of this ground-breaking book establishes the theoretical framework of neobehavioral IR, setting the stage for the remainder of the work to apply the framework to pressin...

The Search for a Common European Foreign and Security Policy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 219

The Search for a Common European Foreign and Security Policy

When Kissinger lamented, 'When I want to call Europe, I cannot find a phone number', the implication was clear. Since then, the momentum of the EU towards a common foreign and security policy has increased. Yet, the viability of this institutionalization effort is questionable. This book advances a new perspective on this paradox.