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Author Boettcher, William A., III, 1969-

Title Presidential risk behavior in foreign policy : prudence or peril? / by William A. Boettcher III
Published New York, N.Y. ; Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005

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Description ix, 214 pages ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Clarification, critique, framework construction, and research concerns -- 3. Truman case studies -- 4. Kennedy case studies -- 5. Conclusion
Summary "Bringing together research on the situational determinants of risk propensity and on individual personality predispositions, Boettcher draws on findings from political science, psychology, economics, business, and sociology to develop a Risk Explanation Framework (REF) to study the "person in the situation." Using structured, focused comparison, he examines six foreign policy cases from the Truman and Eisenhower administrations to explore how aspirations, fears, time pressures, and other factors influence risk taking. This is thus an important contribution to the study of international relations, foreign policy decision-making, prospect theory and risk behavior, personality theory, and information processing."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [190]-201) and index
Subject Presidents -- United States -- Decision making -- Case studies.
Presidents -- United States -- Psychology -- Case studies.
Risk-taking (Psychology) -- Political aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989 -- Decision making -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
LC no. 2004058691
ISBN 1403968543 hardback