The Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis / Edition 2

The Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis / Edition 2

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by Graham T. Allison, Philip Zelikow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321013492

ISBN-13: 9780321013491

Pub. Date: 01/19/1999

Publisher: Pearson

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

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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321013491
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/19/1999
Series:
Alternative eText Formats Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
194,960
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Model 1: The Rational Actor.

2. The Cuban Missile Crisis: A First Cut.

3. Model II: Organizational Behavior.

4. The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Second Cut.

5. Model III: Governmental Politics.

6. The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Third Cut.

7. Conclusion.

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AnonymousMN More than 1 year ago
This excellent volume on the Cuban Missile Crisis is an analysis of the choices and decisions taken by key actors. Although the authors present three models of decision-making, each concept is clearly explained with numerous examples of the way in which the model has worked in other situations.This is not a boring tome from the field of political science. It is a fascinating look into how our government acts to solve international problems.As the years pass, more and more information about the Cuban Missile Crisis comes to light.The authors present a careful analysis of what happened during the Crisis. This is not a re-working of the original edition, but a complete re-write.