Essence of decision : explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis /
Graham Allison, Philip Zelikow.
2nd ed.
New York ; Don Mills, Ont. : Longman, c1999.
xv, 416 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
0321013492 (pbk.), 9780321013491 (pbk.)
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New York ; Don Mills, Ont. : Longman, c1999.
0321013492 (pbk.)
9780321013491 (pbk.)
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Includes index.
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Bowker Data Service Summary
A case study of decision making under pressure, this text covers the Cuban missile crisis, using the crisis as a basic frame of reference. It seeks to teach students how to compare and contrast perspectives on foreign affairs.
Long Description
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?
Unpaid Annotation
This classic book has been substantially rewritten to reflect the significant new American and Soviet archival sources now available to the researchers. Using the central case of the Cuban missile crisis as a basic frame of reference, The Essence of Decision teaches readers how to compare and contrast perspectives on foreign affairs.
Table of Contents
Model 1: The Rational Actor
The Cuban Missile Crisis: A First Cut
Model II: Organizational Behavior
The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Second Cut
Model III: Governmental Politics
The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Third Cut
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