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Unformatted text preview: Hierarchy of Goals: More frequently, the beliefs that need to be made explicit concern the relations among objects at the higher end of the actors means-ends chain. Because the most important goals (e.g. security, high influence) are too general to provide guidelines for actions, actors must establish subgoals (e.g. strong military alliances, military preponderance) that are believed to contribute to higher ones. - Jervis Perception and Misperception in International Politics, pg. 411 Basic Goals: These interests (of the national society whom a government represents) are basically those of its military security, the integrity of its political life, and the well-being of its people. - Essence of Decision, Graham Allison and Philip Zelikow, quoting George Kennan, Morality and Foreign Policy Survival is their most important objective Assumption that Neorealists and RAM scholars share....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course INTL 8200 taught by Professor Tessman during the Fall '10 term at University of Georgia Athens.
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