Good Judgment in Foreign Policy: Theory and Application

Good Judgment in Foreign Policy: Theory and Application

by Stanley A. Renshon
     
 

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Renshon (political science, City U. of New York) and Larson (political science, U. of California at Los Angeles) presents 12 essays that attempt to build a theory of good judgment in decision making that relies heavily on psychological concepts. After exploring the nature and constituent parts of good judgment, the theory is applied to case studies drawn from recent

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Renshon (political science, City U. of New York) and Larson (political science, U. of California at Los Angeles) presents 12 essays that attempt to build a theory of good judgment in decision making that relies heavily on psychological concepts. After exploring the nature and constituent parts of good judgment, the theory is applied to case studies drawn from recent U.S. history. The article assessing the foreign policy performance of George W. Bush perhaps underscores the weakness of the application of this approach. It approvingly argues that Bush's policy goals are driven by "his very personal and strong emotional connection to" to United States as a country. The evidence for this seems to be that Bush says so and countervailing evidence of economic interests and institutional momentum is completely ignored. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

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Contributes to the elucidation of the mystery of foreign policy analysis and its change in the post-Cold War era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742510067
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/2002
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Stanley A. Renshon is professor of political science and coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Program in the Psychology of Social and Political Behavior at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Deborah Welch Larson is professor of political science at University of California, Los Angeles.

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