BRIDGING THE GAP
Theory and Practice in Foreign Policy
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USIP Press Books
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George undertakes an ambitious task in Bridging the Gap and does a more-than-creditable job in accomplishing it. . . . George carefully analyzes U.S. policy towards Iraq from 1988 through 1991. . . . He offers six implications for scholarly research and policymaking.
Bridging the gap that separates the two cultures of academia and policymaking is the central purpose of this pathbreaking study. George examines six U.S. strategies toward Iraq in 1988-1991. He urges policymakers to make better use of scholarly knowledge and challenges scholars to develop the types of knowledge that can be employed effectively by policymakers.
Alexander L. George was professor emeritus at Stanford University in 1993. He is the author or editor of fourteen books.
Browse Inside the Book
Part One: The Gap betweeen Knowledge and Action
The Two Cultures of Academia and Policymaking
The Role of Knowledge in Policymaking
Part Two: The Inadequate Knowledge Base for U.S. Policy toward Iraq, 1988-91
Outcomes of U.S. Strategies toward Iraq
Reforming Outlaw States and Rogue Leaders
Appeasement as a Strategy for Conflict Avoidance
Why Deterrence and Reassurance Sometimes Fail
The Failure to Coerce Saddam Hussein
War Termination: Integrating Military and Political Objectives
Part Three: The Bridge between Knowledge and Action
Contemporary International Relations Theory
Types of Knowledge for Policymaking
Summary and Conclusions
Forceful Persuasion: Coercive Diplomacy as an Alternative to War
Arts of Power: Statecraft and Diplomacy
The United States and Coercive Diplomacy
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