Title : The Decision Point
Format : Paperback
Pages : 289 pages
Publisher : David Patrick Houghton
Language : English
ISBN : 9780199743520

Filling a gap in the US foreign policy textbook market this innovative introduction shows students how real American foreign policy makers make real decisions Drawing on and summarizing a vast amount of literature author David Patrick Houghton introduces students to three basic theories of decision making He then applies each of these perspectives to six well known historical cases that range from classic to contemporary the Bay of Pigs the Cuban Missile Crisis the Vietnam War the Iran Hostage Crisis the Kosovo War and the Ira War Houghton uses the crucial decision points of these events to give students a sense of what it is actually like to make high level decisions He also shows how the theories discussed in the book can be applied to these case studiesFeaturing a direct accessible writing style coverage of recent advances in the field including new psychological models like prospect theory and poliheuristic theory and an affordable price The Decision Point Six Cases in US Foreign Policy Decision Making serves as a perfect text or supplement for courses in US Foreign Policy and Foreign Policy Decision Making