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eBook Acting Alone: A Scientific Study of American Hegemony and Unilateral Use-of-Force Decision Making (Innovations in the Study of World Politics) ePub

by Bradley F. Podliska

  • ISBN: 0739142518
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Bradley F. Podliska
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Lexington Books (February 15, 2010)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1592 kb
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The decision to use force is always charged with emotion, particularly in the American political setting. In Acting Alone, Bradley Podliska cuts through this to dissect such decisions with an innovative combination of analytical techniques.

The decision to use force is always charged with emotion, particularly in the American political setting. His book helps explain why the United States normally opts for unilateral force and undoubtedly will pave the way for future scholarship on this important topic. Bradley F. Podliska is an instructor with the Department of Defense.

Home Politics, Sociology Acting Alone offers an unprecedented answer to the question of why presidents, regardless of political party, make decisions to use unilateral military force. By using three methods to test .

Home Politics, Sociology. Acting Alone: A Scientific Study of American Hegemony and Unilateral Use-of-Force Decision Making. Acting Alone offers an unprecedented answer to the question of why presidents, regardless of political party, make decisions to use unilateral military force. crisis behavior since 1937, the author of Acting Alone makes the case that presidents are realists and make a unilateral decision based on a wide military gap with an opponent, an opponent located in the Western hemisphere, and a national security threat.

The author then details the second decision, deciding to use unilateral force, with an explanation of the criticisms of multilateralism and the reasons for unilateralism.

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Bradley Florian Podliska is an American author and intelligence analyst. In 2010, the work was revised and reissued under the title Acting Alone: A Scientific Study of American Hegemony and Unilateral Use-of-Force Decision Making. He took all of the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps courses, but found employment with the United States.

Download PDF book format. Innovations in the study of world politics. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-245) and index. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Acting alone : a scientific study of American hegemony and unilateral use-of-force decision making Bradley F. Podliska. Book's title: Acting alone : a scientific study of American hegemony and unilateral use-of-force decision making Bradley F. Library of Congress Control Number: 2009049874. Geographic Name: United States Foreign relations.

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1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Acting alone from your list? Acting alone. a scientific study of American hegemony and unilateral use-of-force decision making. by Bradley F. Published 2010 by Lexington Books in Lanham, Md. Written in English. Innovations in the study of world politics, Innovations in the study of world politics. xvi, 255 p. : Number of pages.

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Acting Alone: A Scientific Study of American Hegemony and Unilateral Use-of-Force Decision Making is a straight-forward analysis of unilateral U.S. military actions, which are dependent upon the power disparity between the U.S. and the rest of the world. In solving the puzzle as to why individual presidents have made the 'wrong' decision to act alone, the author lays out a president's behavior, during a crisis, as a two-step decision process. Acting Alone reviews the well-studied first decision, deciding to use force, based on international conflict literature and organized along traditional lines. The author then details the second decision, deciding to use unilateral force, with an explanation of the criticisms of multilateralism and the reasons for unilateralism. To test a new theory of unilateral use of force decision making, Acting Alone devises a definition and coding rules for unilateral use of force, develops a sequential model of presidential use of force decision making, and constructs a new, alternative measure of military power, a Composite Indicator of Military Revolutions (CIMR). It then uses three methods - a statistical test with a heckman probit model, an experiment, and case studies - to test U.S. crisis behavior since 1937. By applying these three methods, the author finds that presidents are realists and make expected utility calculations to act unilaterally or multilaterally after their decision to use force. The unilateral decision, in particular, positively correlates with a wide military gap with an opponent, an opponent located in the Western hemisphere, and a national security threat.