Strategic Culture And Weapons Of Mass Destruction: Culturally Based Insights into Comparative National Security Policymaking by K. KartchnerStrategic Culture And Weapons Of Mass Destruction: Culturally Based Insights into Comparative National Security Policymaking by K. Kartchner

Strategic Culture And Weapons Of Mass Destruction: Culturally Based Insights into Comparative…

byK. Kartchner

Hardcover | February 13, 2009

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Interest in reviving strategic culture as a field of study results from the inadequacy of traditional analytical approaches and calls to develop a new framework to guide policymaking in the post-9/11 security environment. The book considers 10 case studies of WMD decision-making, profiling culture in terms of geography, shared narratives, group relationships, threat perception, ideology, religion, economics, leadership style, and more. Strategic culture can help us more accurately evaluate intelligence regarding dangers emanating from other cultures and improve our strategic communications. A strategic cultural perspective makes us appreciate the requirements for promoting U.S. global responsibilities in a multi-cultural context, negotiate across cultures more effectively, and forecast the implications of cultural change for strategic planning purposes.

Jeannie L. Johnson is a Lecturer in the Political Science Department at Utah State University. Kerry M. Kartchner has been with the U.S. Department of State for nearly sixteen years and  previously served in senior positions in private think tanks, and was a faculty member at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California....
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Title:Strategic Culture And Weapons Of Mass Destruction: Culturally Based Insights into Comparative…Format:HardcoverDimensions:308 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0 inPublished:February 13, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230612210

ISBN - 13:9780230612211

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Table of Contents

PART I: Strategic Culture Today * Introduction--Jeannie Johnson, Kerry Kartchner, and Jeffrey Larsen * What Good is Strategic Culture?--David Haglund * The State of the Discipline: From Clausewitz to Constructivism--Jeffrey Lantis * PART II: Strategic Culture in Action: Explaining WMD Decision Making *  Strategic Culture and WMD Decision-Making--Kerry Kartchner * U.S. Strategic and Organizational Sub-Cultures--Thomas Mahnken *  Russian Strategic Culture in Flux: Back to the Future?--Fritz Ermarth  *  Continuity and Change in Israel’s Strategic Culture--Gregory Giles *  India’s Strategic Culture and the Origins of Omniscient Paternalism --Rodney Jones  * The Strategic Culture of Iran and its Persian Origins--Willis Stanley * The Making of Syria’s Strategic Culture--Murhaf Jouejat * A Dragon in Defense: Explaining China’s Strategic Culture--Huiyun Feng *  North Korea and the Political Uses of Strategic Culture--Joseph Bermudez * Does al Qaeda have a Strategic Culture?--Mark Long *  PART III: The Way Ahead * Out of the Wilderness: Prime Time for Strategic Culture--Colin Gray * Conclusion: Toward a Standard Methodological Approach--Jeannie Johnson