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Foreign Policy Process
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D’Anieri’s Assumptions Moving from international system level to state and sub-state (micro) levels Shifting from structure to process States act rationally in pursuit of their interests
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The Problems with Rational Actor Models Assume complete, accurate information Assume ability to accurately calculate/predict costs, benefits, risks Assume a static decision environment Assume rational behavior on part of other actors
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Bounded Rationality A theory that decision makers try to be rational but face several inherent limits on their ability to do so.
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The Psychological Dimension Rational Actor theory fails to account for decision-makers’ psychology/personality More on this next time…….
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Foreign Policy Decision-Making Inherently bureaucratic: good or bad? > expertise > ability to deal with complex issues > predictable/routine
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Foreign Policy Process Executive branch predominates. Why? > Presidential/Prime Ministers powers
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course POLI 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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