Bridging the Gap

Theory and Practice in Foreign Policy
June 1993
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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.

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.

- American Political Science Review

Alexander L. George

Alexander L. George was professor emeritus at Stanford University in 1993. He is the author or editor of fourteen books.

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