Studies in Crisis Behavior
Transaction Publishers, 1978 - Political Science - 384 pages
This volume, a collection of thirteen papers, presents a new approach to the study of international crisis behavior of individual states. The opening essay, by the editor, sets out the terms of reference in the form of a model, research question, and three tables defining the attributes of the crisis actor, the dimensions of the crisis, and the characteristics of the crisis decisional unit. The following nine papers are in-depth studies of individual actor-crises which occurred between the years 1939 and 1976. These cases represent small, medium, and large states with different economic and military capabilities and span the entire globe--Europe, North and Central America, South and Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Preliminary comparative findings for the nine "vertical" studies are then summarized.
Initial findings on "horizontal" research, offering systematic comparisons on patterns of behavior in Middle East crisis, comprise the final paper in the group of empirical studies. The volume concludes with two papers--one on the quality of decision making, and the other a review of the literature on crisis anticipation, decision making, and management.The papers in this volume originally appeared in the Jerusalem Journal of International Relations.
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