How Leaders Reason: U.S. Intervention in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America by Alex Roberto Hybel
How Leaders Reason: U.S. Intervention in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America
Author: Alex Roberto Hybel
Title: How Leaders Reason: U.S. Intervention in the Caribbean Basin and Latin America
ISBN10: 0631169377
ISBN13: 978-0631169376
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Blackwell Pub; First Edition edition (December 1, 1990)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1368 kb
Size epub: 1282 kb
Rating: 4.5 ✪
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Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
History is full of instances in which piolitical leaders have looked to resolve problems by resorting to solutions used in earlier times: thus, for instance, the sending of US troops into Nicaragua to topple the newly established Sandanista regime was affected by the lessons of Vietnam. Analogies can be rishky guides to political decision-making, but they are nonetheless the means most commonly used for defining problems which influence the way alternatives are abstracted and choices made. In this study Hybel presents and analogical theory of foreign policy-making by using as case studies the experience of US intervention in the Carribbean and Latin America, including such arena as Guatemala, Cuba, Chile, Nicaragua and Grenada. Both theoretically and empirically, the book offers a major contribution to the study and understanding of foreign policy.