Beliefs and Leadership in World Politics: Methods and Applications of Operational Code Analysis

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Palgrave Macmillan, Sep 3, 2006 - Mathematics - 288 pages
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This book examines how beliefs shape leaders' perceptions of reality and lead to cognitive and motivated biases that distort, block, and recast incoming information from the environment. Using content analysis and formal modeling methods associated with quantitative operational code analysis, contributors analyze how beliefs affect policies related to international security and international political economy.

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MARK SCHAFER is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Louisiana State University, USA.

STEPHEN G. WALKER is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Arizona State University, USA.

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