Strategy and Ethnic Conflict: A Method, Theory, and Case Study

By: Paquette, Laure

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First edition. Cover upside-down in relation to text (publisher misprint). Otherwise excellent. 2002 Hard Cover. x, 161, [5] pp. 8vo. Ethnic conflict now presents the thorniest problems for military and civilian strategists of all stripes. This book presents a new general theory of strategy, encompassing studies of the relationship between values, interest, and strategy as these relate to ethnic conflicts. It focuses on the relationship between values and strategy, building a theory on the hypothesis that national values influence national strategy. Paquette's research reveals that national values influence national strategy through three mechanisms: cognition, appreciation, and evaluation. Each mechanism, and indeed the whole value-focused approach to strategic thinking, is described using a network of interrelated statements. Paquette develops a methodology specific to the issues of international security and ethnic considerations. She tests this theory extensively for internal consistency before applying it to a single historical case: French decision-making on national strategy between 1955 and 1970; however, because of its generality, this same theory could easily be applied to other cases. As with any theory, it is possible to vary successively or simultaneously assumptions or conditions and to derive new predictions. This process of deriving variations has the potential to help in the training of strategists, both military and civilian.

Title: Strategy and Ethnic Conflict: A Method, Theory, and Case Study

Author: Paquette, Laure

Categories: Political Science,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Praeger: 2002

ISBN Number: 027597636X

ISBN Number 13: 9780275976361

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2299131

Keywords: POLITICAL SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS STRATEGY FRANCE,