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The Resource The Bush administrations and Saddam Hussein : deciding on conflict, Alex Roberto Hybel, Justin Matthew Kaufman, (electronic book)

The Bush administrations and Saddam Hussein : deciding on conflict, Alex Roberto Hybel, Justin Matthew Kaufman, (electronic book)

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The Bush administrations and Saddam Hussein : deciding on conflict
Title
The Bush administrations and Saddam Hussein
Title remainder
deciding on conflict
Statement of responsibility
Alex Roberto Hybel, Justin Matthew Kaufman
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Language
eng
Summary
The authors present a vital analysis of the foreign policy-making processes of the two Bush administrations prior to the attacks on Iraq. In a thorough comparison, they show how both presidents used historical analogies to evaluate information, relied on instinct to formulate decisions, and drew on moral language to justify their choices.
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UK-WkNB
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Hybel, Alex Roberto
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illustrations
Index
index present
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non fiction
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Kaufman, Justin Matthew
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  • United States
  • Iraq
  • United States
  • United States
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Bush, George
  • Bush, George W.
  • Hussein, Saddam
Summary expansion
This book presents a vital and unsettling analysis of the foreign policy-making processes of the two Bush administrations prior to the attacks on Iraq. In a systematic and thorough comparison, Hybel and Kaufman show how both presidents used historical analogies uncritically to evaluate information, relied on instinct to formulate decisions, drew on moral language to justify their choices, and refused to reconsider their original decisions so that none would question their courage and motivation to 'do the right thing.' The significance of these factors is explained by the 'noncompensatory' decision-making theory, which asserts that leaders, rather than comparing the positive and negative aspects of options, stress the positive features of their favored policy and the negative elements of unwanted alternatives
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The Bush administrations and Saddam Hussein : deciding on conflict, Alex Roberto Hybel, Justin Matthew Kaufman, (electronic book)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-212) and index
Contents
1. Two Surprises, Two Wars, Two Presidents, One Family 2. Alternative Theories of Foreign Policy-Making 3. Two Harmful Surprises 4. The Logic of Surprise Versus The Logic of Surprise Avoidance 5. The Apple Sometimes Falls Close to the Tree 6. The Absence of a Rational Process
Control code
9781137357021
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xviii, 219 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137320926
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ill.
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unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
The Bush administrations and Saddam Hussein : deciding on conflict, Alex Roberto Hybel, Justin Matthew Kaufman, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-212) and index
Contents
1. Two Surprises, Two Wars, Two Presidents, One Family 2. Alternative Theories of Foreign Policy-Making 3. Two Harmful Surprises 4. The Logic of Surprise Versus The Logic of Surprise Avoidance 5. The Apple Sometimes Falls Close to the Tree 6. The Absence of a Rational Process
Control code
9781137357021
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xviii, 219 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137320926
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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