Problem Representation in Foreign Policy Decision-Making
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Problem Representation in Foreign Policy Decision-Making by Donald A. Sylvan
Book DescriptionPrevious studies of foreign policy decision making have largely focused on the choice among specified options rather than the prior question of how the options were specified in the first place. Such 'problem representation' is the focus of this volume. How do the game theorists' options and utilities come about? Concretely, for example, how and why in the Cuban missile crisis were blockade, air strike, and invasion chosen as options? To answer such questions, the editors contend the representation of the problem to which the options are a response, the determinants of that representation, and its ramifications must all be analyzed. The contributors to the volume consider these issues both conceptually and empirically, employing the methods of both international relations and political psychology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521622936
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Donald A. Sylvan
Problem Representation in Foreign Policy Decision-Making, Paperback (February 2011)
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This study looks at the problems created by international intervention, and the sovereignty versus responsibility dilemma, which lies at the core of the emerging international order.
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