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The Resource The polythink syndrome : U.S. foreign policy decisions on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and ISIS, Alex Mintz and Carly Wayne

The polythink syndrome : U.S. foreign policy decisions on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and ISIS, Alex Mintz and Carly Wayne

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The polythink syndrome : U.S. foreign policy decisions on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and ISIS
Title
The polythink syndrome
Title remainder
U.S. foreign policy decisions on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and ISIS
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Alex Mintz and Carly Wayne
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eng
Summary
Why do presidents and their advisors often make sub-optimal decisions on military intervention, escalation, de-escalation, and termination of conflicts? The leading concept of group dynamics, Groupthink, offers one explanation: policy-making groups make sub-optimal decisions due to their desire for conformity and uniformity over dissent, leading to a failure to consider other relevant possibilities. But presidential advisory groups are often fragmented and divisive. This book therefore scrutinizes Polythink, a group decision-making dynamic whereby different members in a decision-making unit espouse a plurality of opinions and divergent policy prescriptions, resulting in a disjointed decision-making process or even decision paralysis. The book analyzes eleven national security decisions, including the national security policy designed prior to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the decisions to enter into and withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq, the 2007 "Surge," the crisis over the Iranian nuclear program, the UN Security Council decision on the Syrian Civil War, the faltering Kerry Peace Process in the Middle East, and the U.S. decision on military operations against ISIS. Based on the analysis of these case studies, the authors address implications of the Polythink phenomenon, including prescriptions for avoiding and/or overcoming it, and develop strategies and tools for what they call Productive Polythink. The authors also show the applicability of Polythink to business, industry, and everyday decisions. -- from back cover
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1953-
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Mintz, Alex
Dewey number
327.73056
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
JZ1480
LC item number
.M564 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Wayne, Carly
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  • United States
  • United States
  • National security
  • Group decision making
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Group decision making
  • National security
  • United States
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The polythink syndrome : U.S. foreign policy decisions on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and ISIS, Alex Mintz and Carly Wayne
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • The polythink syndrome
  • Causes, symptoms, and consequences of polythink
  • Polythink in national security : the 9/11 attacks
  • Polythink and Afghanistan war decisions : war initiation and termination
  • Decision making in the Iraq War: from groupthink to polythink
  • Polythink in the Iranian nuclear dispute : decisions of the U.S. and Israel
  • Recent challenges : the Syria debate, the renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, and the ISIS decision
  • The global nature of polythink and its productive potential
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931534279
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unknown
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1 online resource (viii, 190 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780804796774
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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YBP12813267
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)931534279
Label
The polythink syndrome : U.S. foreign policy decisions on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and ISIS, Alex Mintz and Carly Wayne
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The polythink syndrome
  • Causes, symptoms, and consequences of polythink
  • Polythink in national security : the 9/11 attacks
  • Polythink and Afghanistan war decisions : war initiation and termination
  • Decision making in the Iraq War: from groupthink to polythink
  • Polythink in the Iranian nuclear dispute : decisions of the U.S. and Israel
  • Recent challenges : the Syria debate, the renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, and the ISIS decision
  • The global nature of polythink and its productive potential
Control code
931534279
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 190 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804796774
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
YBP12813267
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)931534279

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