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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?
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.
Posted December 5, 2012
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.