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📒Essence Of Decision ✍ Philip Zelikow
📝Essence of Decision Book Synopsis : One of the most influental political science works written in the post World War II era, the original edition of Essence of Decision is a unique and fascinating examination of the pivotal event of the cold Cold War. Not simply revised, but completely re-written, the Second Edition of this classic text is a fresh reinterpretation of the theories and events surrounding the Cuban Missle Crisis, incorporating all new information from the Kennedy tapes and recently declassified Soviet files. Essence of Decision Second Edition, is a vivid look at decision-making under pressure and is the only single volume work that attempts to answer the enduring question: how should citizens understand the actions of their government?
📒Essence Of Decision ✍ Graham T. Allison
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📒The Essence Of Decision In A Hegemonic Regime ✍ Michael Joseph Dziedzic
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📝Confronting the Essence of Decision Canada and the Cuban Missile Crisis Book Synopsis : This Technical Memorandum, which is the first full case-study in a series of eight, examines how Canada dealt with the Cuban Missile Crisis. The case will focus on accounting for why the Diefenbaker government, in the context of a grave threat to North American security and defence, delayed increasing the readiness level for the CF as requested by Washington, and the role played by the mechanics of Canadian Government decision-making at the time. By reconstructing the events and decision-making processes that existed in the political, bureaucratic and military domains, the case begins to build the 'story' of the Canada-US strategic defence relationship. In doing so, it recounts a sad story of leaders, both political and military, too readily accepting reasons to justify inaction in the face of a clear and present danger. Thus, while having a more streamlined national security structure cannot always negate the effect of personality on decision-making, what this case-study demonstrates is that the national security structure in place during the crisis allowed military civilian leadership to get away far too easily with finding reasons for inaction. While it is accepted that personality always makes itself felt, the lack of rigour in the system did nothing to soften its sharp edges since it did not force realistic and timely assessments of the nation's geostrategic imperatives, or of the developing threat from Soviet missiles in Cuba. Indeed, this case-study has shown that a degree of strategic laziness, enhanced by a slow move away from a mobilisation paradigm to one with large forces in-being, had crept into the nation's strategic planning and understanding of the likely nature of the next conflict.
📒Decision Making ✍ Anthony G. McGrew
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📒Essence Of Decision ✍ Graham Allison
📝Essence of Decision Book Synopsis : One of the most influental political science works written in the post World War II era, the original edition of "Essence of Decision" is a unique and fascinating examination of the pivotal event of the cold Cold War. Not simply revised, but completely re-written, the Second Edition of this classic text is a fresh reinterpretation of the theories and events surrounding the Cuban Missle Crisis, incorporating all new information from the Kennedy tapes and recently declassified Soviet files. "Essence of Decision" Second Edition, is a vivid look at decision-making under pressure and is the only single volume work that attempts to answer the enduring question: how should citizens understand the actions of their government?
📒Explaining Foreign Policy ✍ Steve A. Yetiv
📝Explaining Foreign Policy Book Synopsis : Thoroughly updated with a new preface and a chapter on the 2003 Iraq War, Explaining Foreign Policy, already widely used in courses, will continue to be of interest to students and scholars of foreign policy, international relations, and related fields.
📒Books About Nuclear Issues ✍ Source Wikipedia
📝Books about Nuclear Issues Book Synopsis : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 30. Chapters: Books about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms, Barefoot Gen, Essence of Decision, Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective, The Last Train From Hiroshima, The Face of Jizo, Survival Under Atomic Attack, List of books about nuclear issues, The Bells of Nagasaki, Los Alamos Primer, Black Rain, A Blank in the Weather Map, The Plutonium Files, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Reaction Time: Climate Change and the Nuclear Option, The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger, Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment, Nuclear Implosions: The Rise and Fall of the Washington Public Power Supply System, Nuclear or Not?, Non-Nuclear Futures: The Case for an Ethical Energy Strategy, Fallout Protection, Nuclear Politics in America, In Mortal Hands, Critical Masses: Opposition to Nuclear Power in California, 1958-1978, The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Fallout: An American Nuclear Tragedy, Canada's Deadly Secret: Saskatchewan Uranium and the Global Nuclear System, Nuclear Nebraska, The Day of the Bomb, Chernobyl. Vengeance of peaceful atom., Licensed to Kill? The Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Shoreham Power Plant, The Truth About Chernobyl, Britain, Australia and the Bomb, Maralinga: Australia's Nuclear Waste Cover-up, Making a Real Killing: Rocky Flats and the Nuclear West, Conservation Fallout: Nuclear Protest at Diablo Canyon, The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism, Brighter than a Thousand Suns: A Personal History of the Atomic Scientists, We Almost Lost Detroit, Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster, Three Mile Island: Thirty Minutes to Meltdown, The Fate of the Earth, The Atomic West, Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastroph...
📒The Science Of Public Policy ✍ Tadao Miyakawa
📝The Science of Public Policy Book Synopsis : Penetrating the voluminous literature on the science of public policy, this set offers a comprehensive collection of papers on this significant discipline. Published in two parts, areas covered include the historical development, basic philosophies, approaches, methods and problems of the policy sciences and new sciences of public policy. With new introductions to the individual volumes by the editor, this collection provides the reader with an expansive and detailed source of reference, making this set an invaluable tool for anybody researching aspects of this interdisciplinary area.
📒The Cuban Missile Crisis ✍ Len Scott
📝The Cuban Missile Crisis Book Synopsis : This volume brings together a collection of leading international experts to revisit and review our understanding of the Cuban Missile Crisis, via a critical reappraisal of some of the key texts. In October 1962, humankind came close to the end of its history. The risk of catastrophe is now recognised by many to have been greater than realised by protagonists at the time or scholars subsequently. The Cuban missile crisis remains one of the mostly intensely studied moments of world history. Understanding is framed and informed by Cold War historiography, political science and personal experience, written by scholars, journalists, and surviving officials. The emergence of Soviet (later Russian) and other national narratives has broadened the scope of enquiry, while scrutiny of the operational, especially military, dimensions has challenged assumptions about the risk of nuclear war. The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Critical Reappraisal brings together world leading scholars from America, Britain, France, Canada, and Russia to present critical scrutiny of authoritative accounts and to recast assumptions and interpretations. The book aims to provide an essential guide for students of the missile crisis, the diplomacy of the Cold War, and the dynamics of historical interpretation and reinterpretation. Offering original ideas and agendas, the contributors seek to provide a new understanding of the secrets and mysteries of the moment when the world went to the brink of Armageddon. This book will be of great interest to students of the Cuban missile crisis, Cold War Studies, nuclear proliferation, international history and International Relations in general.
📒Handbook Of Decision Making ✍ Paul C. Nutt
📝Handbook of Decision Making Book Synopsis : Wiley's new Handbook of Decision Making is a vital reference text for all students and professionals of management, organization and decision making. The handbook offers a wide range of theoretical and empirical approaches to the understanding of organizational and strategic decisions. Contributors are internationally known experts drawn from North America, Canada and Europe who have spent many years in the study of decision making, and decision making relevant topics. We believe the handbook will become a tour de force in the understanding decision making, offering a wide variety of perspectives, topics, and summative understanding of the field. Chapters in the Handbook were prepared by the leading experts in their field and include cutting edge empirical, theoretical, and review chapters. The chapters bring together for the first time a critical mass of writing on decision making as an organizational and research activity. The Editors are two of the leading international experts in decision making and contribute to the Handbook with five original Chapters that offer an appraisal of the field and suggestions for research, as well as the current status of decision making practice and suggestion for improvement.
📒Nuclear Weapons And The Future Of Humanity ✍ Avner Cohen
📝Nuclear Weapons and the Future of Humanity Book Synopsis : The excellent quality and depth of the various essays make [the book] an invaluable resource....It is likely to become essential reading in its field.--CHOICE
📒The Cybernetic Theory Of Decision ✍ John D. Steinbruner
📝The Cybernetic Theory of Decision Book Synopsis : In this classic work, John Steinbruner argues that the time is ripe for exploration of a new theoretical perspective on the decision-making process in government. He suggests that the cybernetic theory of decision as developed in such diverse fields as information theory, mathematical logic, and behavioral psychology generates a systematic but non-rational analysis that seems to explain quite naturally decisions that are puzzling when viewed from the rational perspective. When combined with the basic understanding of human mental operations developed in cognitive psychology, the cybernetic theory of decision presents a striking picture of how decision makers deal with the intense uncertainty and fundamental value conflicts that arise in bureaucratic politics. To illustrate the advantages of using cybernetic theory, Steinbruner analyzes the issue of sharing nuclear weapons among the NATO allies.
📒Negotiation And Foreign Policy Decision Making ✍ Melania-Gabriela Ciot
📝Negotiation and Foreign Policy Decision Making Book Synopsis : Foreign policy decisions are influenced by many factors. The real world is complex and many variables have to be considered when making a decision. A psychological approach to decision-making facilitates the understanding and explaining of the complexity of foreign and global policies precisely because of the prolonged transitional stage of the contemporary international system. The course of world politics is shaped by the decisions of leaders. Uncertainty involved in decision-making in foreign policy can relate to the motivations, beliefs, intentions or calculations of the opponents. If it is not possible to understand how decisions are made, then maybe it is at least feasible to understand these decisions and, perhaps more importantly, predict various results with regards to international politics. This book provides a new perspective on the study of international relations by analyzing the subjective elements (idiosyncrasies) that occur in decision-making at the individual level. The use of psychological methods of analysing the foreign policy decision-making process proposes a necessary investigation path into international relations.
📒Blind Oracles ✍ Bruce Kuklick
📝Blind Oracles Book Synopsis : In this trenchant analysis, historian Bruce Kuklick examines the role of intellectuals in foreign policymaking. He recounts the history of the development of ideas about strategy and foreign policy during a critical period in American history: the era of the nuclear standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union. The book looks at how the country's foremost thinkers advanced their ideas during this time of United States expansionism, a period that culminated in the Vietnam War and détente with the Soviets. Beginning with George Kennan after World War II, and concluding with Henry Kissinger and the Vietnam War, Kuklick examines the role of both institutional policymakers such as those at The Rand Corporation and Harvard's Kennedy School, and individual thinkers including Paul Nitze, McGeorge Bundy, and Walt Rostow. Kuklick contends that the figures having the most influence on American strategy--Kissinger, for example--clearly understood the way politics and the exercise of power affects policymaking. Other brilliant thinkers, on the other hand, often played a minor role, providing, at best, a rationale for policies adopted for political reasons. At a time when the role of the neoconservatives' influence over American foreign policy is a subject of intense debate, this book offers important insight into the function of intellectuals in foreign policymaking.
📒The Oxford Handbook Of Classics In Public Policy And Administration ✍ Steven J. Balla
📝The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration Book Synopsis : This Handbook brings together a collection of leading international authors to reflect on the influence of central contributions, or classics, that have shaped the development of the field of public policy and administration. The Handbook reflects on a wide range of key contributions to the field, selected on the basis of their international and wider disciplinary impact. Focusing on classics that contributed significantly to the field over the second half of the 20th century, it offers insights into works that have explored aspects of the policy process, of particular features of bureaucracy, and of administrative and policy reforms. Each classic is discussed by a leading international scholars. They offer unique insights into the ways in which individual classics have been received in scholarly debates and disciplines, how classics have shaped evolving research agendas, and how the individual classics continue to shape contemporary scholarly debates. In doing so, this volume offers a novel approach towards considering the various central contributions to the field. The Handbook offers students of public policy and administration state-of-the-art insights into the enduring impact of key contributions to the field.
📒The Oxford Handbook Of The American Presidency ✍ George C. Edwards III
📝The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency Book Synopsis : With engaging, new contributions from major figures in the field, 'The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency' provides the key point of reference for anyone working in American politics today.
📝Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy A J Book Synopsis : From the Nuremberg trials to the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 to recent budget reconciliation bills, the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy provides detailed coverage of watershed policies and decisions from such fields as privatization, biomedical ethics, education, and diversity. This second edition features a wide range of new topics, including military administration, government procurement, social theory, and justice administration in developed democracies. It also addresses current issues such as the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and covers public administration in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America.
📒Thinking In Time ✍ Richard E. Neustadt
📝Thinking In Time Book Synopsis : “A convincing case that careful analysis of the history, issues, individuals, and institutions can lead to better decisions—in business as well as in government” (BusinessWeek). Two noted professors offer easily remembered rules for using history effectively in day-to-day management of governmental and corporate affairs to avoid costly blunders. “An illuminating guide to the use and abuse of history in affairs of state” (Arthur Schlesinger).
📒Dictionary Of Strategy ✍ Louise Kelly
📝Dictionary of Strategy Book Synopsis : The Dictionary of Strategy: Strategic Management A-Z is a lively, contemporary sourcebook that will help illuminate major debates, issues, and scholarship in strategic management. The dictionary is a teaching tool that introduces the reader to the major terms in the field, giving them a general framework of strategic management. The book presents a unique, existential view of strategy that emphasizes strategic debate of the big issues, strategic thinking at all levels of an organization, and the idea that that one can start at many different points and gain information about the environment and constraints necessary to form an appropriate strategy.
📒Nudge ✍ Cass R Sunstein
📝Nudge Book Synopsis : Every day we make decisions: about the things that we buy or the meals we eat; about the investments we make or our children's health and education; even the causes that we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. We are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions that make us poorer, less healthy and less happy. And, as Thaler and Sunstein show, no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way. By knowing how people think, we can make it easier for them to choose what is best for them, their families and society. Using dozens of eye-opening examples the authors demonstrate how to nudge us in the right directions, without restricting our freedom of choice. Nudge offers a unique new way of looking at the world for individuals and governments alike. This is one of the most engaging, provocative and important books you will ever read.