Chapter 4 IPE

Chapter 4 IPE - Bureaucratic Politics, Chapter 4...

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Bureaucratic Politics, Chapter 4 individuals as key actors in IR models in this chapter are about positions, roles, offices not characteristics of an indiv. The Importance of an Individual’s Role theory sprung from frustration w. system level arguments (states as unitary actors) conflicting schemes @ same time => contradictory actions incompatible if single rational actor were at work ie. domestic affairs: gov’t subsidizes tobacco growing but spends $ on anti-smoking ads bureaucratic assumption: state composed of diff. groups/orgs. w. own goals independent enough to de- termine some of policy output ie. American Military’s 4 branches: Air Force, Navy, Army, Marines Air Force (logically) should have most planes, but Army has the most (helicopters) result: overabundance of some weapons & overlapping responsibilities leaders think of what’s best for their branch, not what’s best for USA Graham Allison developed this kind of thinking in analysis of Cuban missile crisis, 3 modes of analysis: Model I
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course POLI 243 taught by Professor Markbrawley during the Winter '09 term at McGill.

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Chapter 4 IPE - Bureaucratic Politics, Chapter 4...

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