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Foreign Policy Decision-Making: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Political Argumentation

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Publisher Comments:

This book investigates how politicians, in order to convince their audiences, argue about preferences for different courses of action. The qualitative and quantitative studies presented here are based on written records and deal with a variety of foreign policy issues, countries, and political regimes. Examining the argumentation employed by Hitler and Kennedy to ministers of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the authors conclude that only six basic forms of persuasion seem to be used and understood by politicians and their audiences, and that these same approaches are used almost irrespective of the political situation. This fascinating study of political argumentation will be of interest to scholars of political communication, rhetoric, political science, and international relations.

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An empirical research study of political argumentation and decision making systematizes the manner in which politicians reach conclusions, and distinguishes this process from the arguments presented to the public. The authors discuss cognitive mapping, decision theory, analyze documentation, outline specific strategies using the Dutch government as a control object, and extrapolate from the findings to show how this process is applied world-wide, particularly in crisis situations.
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Synopsis:

This book investigates political argumentation using decision theory concepts, that is, how politicans, in order to convince their audiences, argue about preferences for different courses of action.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-270) and indexes.

About the Author

IRMTRAUD N. GALLHOFER is Senior Researcher at the Sociometric Research Foundation in Amsterdam and has been engaged for more than 20 years in research on political decision-making and text analysis.WILLEM E. SARIS is Professor of Statistics and Methods at the University of Amsterdam.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

A Qualitative Analysis of the Argumentation of Individual Participants in Decision-Making Processes

Argumentation in the Literature

Argumentation from the Perspective of Decision Theory

Detection of Argumentations from Documents

War with Serbia or Not: The Initiation of World War I

The Initiation of World War II

The World at the Brink of a Nuclear War: October 1962

To Take Measures against Indonesia or Not, the Netherlands in the Autumn of 1948

Summary of Part I

A Quantitative Study of Arguments

The Decision Rules Are Universal

The Quality of the Arguments

Explanation of the Individual Decision-Makers' Argumentations

Factors in the Specification of Strategies

Factors in the Specification of Outcomes

Factors in the Use of Argumentation Rules

Summary of Part II

Appendix 1: Guidelines for the Construction of Decision Trees

Appendix 2: Assessing Coding Reliability

Appendix 3: Detection of Decision Rules from Interviews

References

Subject Index

Name Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780275954338
With:
Saris, Willem E.
Publisher:
Praeger
With:
Saris, Willem E.
Author:
Gallhofer, Irmtraud N.
Author:
Saris, Willem
Author:
Saris, Willem E.
Author:
Gallhofer, Irmtraud
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Decision-making
Subject:
International relations -- Decision making.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Communication Studies
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Series Volume:
84-397
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.07x6.31x.98 in. 1.22 lbs.

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