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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321013491
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/19/1999
  • Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 168,153
  • 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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  • Posted December 5, 2012

    Highly recommended - clearly written and well-done

    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.

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