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              Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis: States, Leaders, and the Microfoundations of Behavioral International Relations
               

              Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis: States, Leaders, and the Microfoundations of Behavioral International Relations (Hardback)

              Edited by Walker, Stephen G.; Malici, Akan; Schafer, Mark

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              A neobehavioral approach to the study of foreign policy decision making, learning, and strategic interaction by the leaders of states addresses the needs of foreign policy analysts in both the academic and policy communities. Scholars and practitioners alike need the concepts, me...thods, and research designs that can describe and explain the links between the internal world of beliefs, generated by the cognitive, emotional, and motivational processes of leaders and the external world of events, generated by the presence, power, and behavior of other actors. Together the two worlds provide the strategic setting in which states collide and leaders decide. Reducing uncertainty regarding the connections between these collisions and decisions is important to understand, explain, and apply on behalf of a planet in which globalization, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and environmental hazards are increasing trends in world politics. Stephen G. Walker, Akan Malici, and Mark Schafer present the definitive treatment to integrate theories of foreign policy analysis and international relations--addressing the agent-centered, micro-political study of decisions by leaders and the structure-oriented macro political study of state interactions in an international system. The first part of this ground-breaking book establishes the theoretical framework of neobehavioral IR, setting the stage for the remainder of the work to apply the framework to pressing issues in world politics. Through these applications students can see how a game theoretic logic can combine with the operational code research program to innovatively combine levels of analysis. The work as a whole demonstrates that relying solely on a state-systemic level or an individual-decisionmaker level of analysis leads to an incomplete picture of how leaders steer their ships of state through the hazards of international crises.
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              ISBN 9780415886970
              Released NZ 8 Dec 2010
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Role Theory and International Relations
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              Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics: Methods and Applications of Operational Code Analysis
                

              Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics: Methods and Applications of Operational Code Analysis (Hardback, 2006 ed.)

              Edited by Schafer, Mark; Walker, Stephen G.

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              Focusing on how policy makers make decisions in foreign policy, this book examines how beliefs are causal mechanisms steering decisions shaping leaders, perceptions of reality, and lead to cognitive and motivated biases that distort, block and recast incoming information from the... environment.
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              ISBN 9781403971821
              Released NZ 22 Nov 2006
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Advances in Foreign Policy Analysis
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              Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis: States, Leaders, and the Microfoundations of Behavioral International Relations
               

              Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis: States, Leaders, and the Microfoundations of Behavioral International Relations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Walker, Stephen G.; Malici, Akan; Schafer, Mark

              • RRP: $104.00
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              A neobehavioral approach to the study of foreign policy decision making, learning, and strategic interaction by the leaders of states addresses the needs of foreign policy analysts in both the academic and policy communities. Scholars and practitioners alike need the concepts, me...thods, and research designs that can describe and explain the links between the internal world of beliefs, generated by the cognitive, emotional, and motivational processes of leaders and the external world of events, generated by the presence, power, and behavior of other actors. Together the two worlds provide the strategic setting in which states collide and leaders decide. Reducing uncertainty regarding the connections between these collisions and decisions is important to understand, explain, and apply on behalf of a planet in which globalization, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and environmental hazards are increasing trends in world politics. Stephen G. Walker, Akan Malici, and Mark Schafer present the definitive treatment to integrate theories of foreign policy analysis and international relations--addressing the agent-centered, micro-political study of decisions by leaders and the structure-oriented macro political study of state interactions in an international system. The first part of this ground-breaking book establishes the theoretical framework of neobehavioral IR, setting the stage for the remainder of the work to apply the framework to pressing issues in world politics. Through these applications students can see how a game theoretic logic can combine with the operational code research program to innovatively combine levels of analysis. The work as a whole demonstrates that relying solely on a state-systemic level or an individual-decisionmaker level of analysis leads to an incomplete picture of how leaders steer their ships of state through the hazards of international crises.
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              ISBN 9780415886987
              Released NZ 8 Dec 2010
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Role Theory and International Relations
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              Groupthink Versus High-Quality Decision Making in International Relations
               

              Groupthink Versus High-Quality Decision Making in International Relations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Schafer, Mark; Crichlow, Scott

              • RRP: $72.99
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              Can we say there is such a thing as good or bad decision making? Indeed we can, to the extent that certain decision-making techniques and practices limit the ability of policymakers to achieve their goals and advance the national interest. The success of policy often turns on the... quality of the decision-making process that goes into it.Mark Schafer and Scott Crichlow identify the factors that contribute to good and bad policymaking, such as the personalities of political leaders, the structure of decision-making groups, and the nature of the exchange between participating individuals. Analyzing thirty-nine foreign-policy cases across nine administrations, and through both statistical analyses and case studies including a detailed examination of the decision to invade Iraq in 2003-the authors pinpoint factors likely to lead to either successful or failed decision making, and they suggest prescriptive measures to improve the process. Schafer and Crichlow show how the staffing of key offices and the structure of central decision-making bodies determine the path of an administration even before specific topics are introduced. Additionally, they link psychological characteristics of leaders to the quality of their decisions. This work is essential for better understanding and improving decision making.
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              ISBN 9780231148894
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2010
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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              Language (English)
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              Groupthink Versus High-Quality Decision Making in International Relations
               

              Groupthink Versus High-Quality Decision Making in International Relations (Hardback)

              By Schafer, Mark; Crichlow, Scott

              • RRP: $182.00
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              Mark Schafer and Scott Crichlow identify the factors that contribute to good and bad policymaking, such as the personalities of political leaders, the structure of decision-making groups, and the nature of the exchange between participating individuals.

              ISBN 9780231148887
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2010
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              The Scale of Maps

              The Scale of Maps (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gopegui, Belen; Translated by Schafer, Mark

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              A novel and its protagonist create one another, in a tale strung between the work of Cervantes and Nabokov.

              ISBN 9780872865105
              Released NZ 7 Mar 2011
              Publisher City Lights Books
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              Migrations
                

              Migrations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gervitz, Gloria; Translated by Schafer, Mark

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              The poem Migrations runs to seven books. This volume presents the complete original six books, with recent revisions, plus the seventh and final book, September together with Mark Schafer's translation of the entire text, and an interview with the poet by the translator.

              ISBN 9780907562498
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2004
              Publisher Shearsman Books
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              Groupthink Versus High-Quality Decision Making in International Relations
               

              Groupthink Versus High-Quality Decision Making in International Relations (EPUB ebook)

              By Schafer, Mark; Crichlow, Scott

              Are good and bad outcomes significantly affected by the decision-making process itself? Indeed they are, in that certain decision-making techniques and practices limit the ability of policymakers to achieve their goals and advance the national interest. The success of policy ofte...n turns on the quality of the decision-making process. Mark Schafer and Scott Crichlow identify the factors that contribute to good and bad policymaking, such as the personalities of political leaders, the structure of decision-making groups, and the nature of the exchange between participating individuals. Analyzing thirty-nine foreign-policy cases across nine administrations and incorporating both statistical analyses and case studies, including a detailed examination of the decision to invade Iraq in 2003, the authors pinpoint the factors that are likely to lead to successful or failed decision making, and they suggest ways to improve the process. Schafer and Crichlow show how the staffing of key offices and the structure of central decision-making bodies determine the path of an administration even before topics are introduced. Additionally, they link the psychological characteristics of leaders to the quality of their decision processing. There is no greater work available on understanding and improving the dynamics of contemporary decision making.
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              ISBN 9780231520188
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              Language en
              Released NZ 22 Apr 2010
              Publisher Columbia University Press
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              Mogador: The Names of the Air

              Mogador: The Names of the Air (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sanchez, Alberto Ruy; Translated by Schafer, Mark

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              Set in an imaginary walled city off the coast of Morocco, Mogador traces the days and nights of Fatma, a young woman who finds herself suddenly seized by desire. As she wanders the city's maze of erotic pleasures, she encounters other desiring bodies and the desperate worlds thos...e desires create. Here is a vital fusion of Latin America magical realism with Arabic geometric and mystical imagery, written in a style the author calls a prose of intensities. Alberto Ruy Snchez has written many works of fiction as well as literary and art criticism. He was an editor of Octavo Paz's Vuelta and is now editor and chief of Artes de Mexico. Mark Schafer has translated works by Virgilio Piniera and, with Cedric Belfrage, The Book of Eduardo Galeano.
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              ISBN 9780872862715
              Released NZ 1 Nov 1992
              Publisher City Lights Books
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