Strategy And Ethnic Conflict: A Method, Theory, And Case Study by Laure PaquetteStrategy And Ethnic Conflict: A Method, Theory, And Case Study by Laure Paquette

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

byLaure Paquette

Hardcover | February 1, 2002

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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 StudyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.56 × 6.42 × 0.72 inPublished:February 1, 2002Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:027597636X

ISBN - 13:9780275976361

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?InStrategy and Ethnic Conflict, Laure Paquette offers some very interesting ideas for consideration. In particular, The incorporation of national values into a theory of strategy is intriguing, and her hypotheses on the relationship between types of national values and strategic choices could be very valuable.?-Comprative Strategy