This classic book has been substantially rewritten to reflect the significant new American and Soviet archival sources now available to the researchers. Using the central case of the Cuban missile crisis as a basic frame of reference, The Essence of Decision teaches readers how to compare and contrast perspectives on foreign affairs.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Pearson P T R, Pages: 416 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0321013492


Examines the political decisions made during the Missile Crisis.
Genre: Cold War, Editor: Boston : Little, Brown, Pages: 338 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UTEXAS:059173017821673


Uses the tools of Conversaton analysis to show how the decisions of the ExComm were made during the Cuban Missile Crisis, based on audio tapes made by President Kennedy.
Genre: History, Editor: Princeton University Press, Pages: 234 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780691151311


"A minor classic in its laconic, spare, compelling evocation by a participant of the shifting moods and maneuvers of the most dangerous moment in human history."—Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this unique account, he describes each of the participants during the sometimes hour-to-hour negotiations, with particular attention to the actions and views of his brother, President John F. Kennedy. In a new foreword, the distinguished historian and Kennedy adviser Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., discusses the book's enduring importance and the significance of new information about the crisis that has come to light, especially from the Soviet Union.
Genre: History, Editor: W. W. Norton & Company, Pages: 192 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0393341534


This Handbook brings together a collection of leading international authors to reflect on the influence of central contributions, or classics, that have shaped the development of the field of public policy and administration. The Handbook reflects on a wide range of key contributions to the field, selected on the basis of their international and wider disciplinary impact. Focusing on classics that contributed significantly to the field over the second half of the 20th century, it offers insights into works that have explored aspects of the policy process, of particular features of bureaucracy, and of administrative and policy reforms. Each classic is discussed by a leading international scholars. They offer unique insights into the ways in which individual classics have been received in scholarly debates and disciplines, how classics have shaped evolving research agendas, and how the individual classics continue to shape contemporary scholarly debates. In doing so, this volume offers a novel approach towards considering the various central contributions to the field. The Handbook offers students of public policy and administration state-of-the-art insights into the enduring impact of key contributions to the field.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Oxford Handbooks, Pages: 673 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780199646135


A leading strategist opens our eyes to the greatest terrorist threat of all-and how to prevent it before it's too late Americans in the twenty-first century are keenly aware of the many forms of terrorism: hijackings, biological attacks, chemical weapons. But rarely do we allow ourselves to face squarely the deadliest form of terrorism, because it is almost too scary to think about-a terrorist group exploding a nuclear device in an American city. In this urgent call to action, Graham Allison, one of America's leading experts on nuclear weapons and national security, presents the evidence for two provocative, compelling conclusions. First, if policy makers in Washington keep doing what they are currently doing about the threat, a nuclear terrorist attack on America is likely to occur in the next decade. And if one lengthens the time frame, a nuclear strike is inevitable. Second, the surprising and largely unrecognized good news is that nuclear terrorism is, in fact, preventable. In these pages, Allison offers an ambitious but feasible blueprint for eliminating the possibility of nuclear terrorist attacks. The United States once relied on the threat of mutually assured destruction to deter the Soviet Union from launching a nuclear strike. But in today's fragmented world, a new strategy is needed, especially with nuclear material vulnerable to theft or sale through black-market channels. The choice is ours: to grab this beast by the horns or to be impaled on those horns. We do not have the luxury of hoping the problem will go away, and Allison shows why.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Macmillan, Pages: 272 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781429945516


Examines the political decisions made during the Missile Crisis.
Genre: Cold War, Editor: Addison Wesley Publishing Company, Pages: 360 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UCSC:32106015648741


CNN “Book of the Week” Featuring a foreword by Henry Kissinger The grand strategist and founder of modern Singapore offers key insights and opinions on globalization, geopolitics, economic growth, and democracy in a series of interviews with the author of Destined for War, and others “If you are interested in the future of Asia, which means the future of the world, you’ve got to read this book.” —Fareed Zakaria, CNN When Lee Kuan Yew speaks, presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, and CEOs listen. Lee, the founding father of modern Singapore and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990, has honed his wisdom during more than fifty years on the world stage. Almost single-handedly responsible for transforming Singapore into a Western-style economic success, he offers a unique perspective on the geopolitics of East and West. American presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama have welcomed him to the White House; British prime ministers from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair have recognized his wisdom; and business leaders from Rupert Murdoch to Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, have praised his accomplishments. This book gathers key insights from interviews, speeches, and Lee’s voluminous published writings and presents them in an engaging question and answer format. Lee offers his assessment of China’s future, asserting, among other things, that “China will want to share this century as co-equals with the U.S.” He affirms the United States’ position as the world’s sole superpower but expresses dismay at the vagaries of its political system. He offers strategic advice for dealing with China and goes on to discuss India’s future, Islamic terrorism, economic growth, geopolitics and globalization, and democracy. Lee does not pull his punches, offering his unvarnished opinions on multiculturalism, the welfare state, education, and the free market. This little book belongs on the reading list of every world leader.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: MIT Press, Pages: 221 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780262539500


Proposes a new, advanced theory of governance, emphasizing the interactions of the state with other actors.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Cambridge University Press, Pages: 273 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781107163799


Specifics of Decision Making in Modern Business Systems focuses on the regularities and tendencies that are peculiar for the modern Russian practice of decision making in business systems, as well as the authors’ solutions for its optimization in view of new challenges and possibilities.
Genre: Business & Economics, Editor: Emerald Group Publishing, Pages: 312 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781787566910