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Leites, Nathan 1912-1987

Works: 120 works in 471 publications in 3 languages and 9,325 library holdings
Genres: Terminology  Dictionaries  Motion pictures  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Nathan Leites
Language of politics; studies in quantitative semantics by Harold D Lasswell( Book )

53 editions published between 1949 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most of the work ... was done at the University of Chicago or in connection with the War Communications Research Project at the Library of Congress."
Movies : a psychological study by Martha Wolfenstein( Book )

33 editions published between 1950 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The operational code of the Politburo by Nathan Leites( Book )

30 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical frameworks that examine a political actor's personal characteristics and how they affect the foreign policies of their respective states are useful tools for analysts, researchers, and historians. One of the most widely used frameworks has been operational code analysis, introduced by Nathan Leites in this seminal RAND Corporation volume, "The Operational Code of the Politburo." Originally published by McGraw-Hill in 1951, it was the inaugural publication in what was then called "The RAND Series" and later became known as RAND's commercial books series, a collection of monographs which aimed to make RAND's groundbreaking research available to the public. In that spirit, and to celebrate RAND's 60th Anniversary, RAND is proud to bring this classic work back into print in paperback and digital formats. The "Operational Code of the Politburo" was part of a major effort at RAND to provide insight into the political leadership and foreign policy in the Soviet Union and other communist states; the development of Soviet military strategy and doctrine; and the organization and operation of the Soviet economy. This immense body of research has had an influence and impact beyond U.S. national security, as the techniques and methodological tools have been refined and extended to new analytic challenges
A study of bolshevism by Nathan Leites( Book )

18 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subtitle on dust jacket: an analysis of Soviet writings to find a set of rules governing Communist political strategy
On the game of politics in France by Nathan Leites( Book )

21 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in English and French and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebellion and authority; an analytic essay on insurgent conflicts by Nathan Leites( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contents: Current beliefs and theory; An alternative approach: insurgency as a system; The rebellion's viewpoint: structure, operations, and proclivities; The authority's viewpoint: concepts and conduct of counterrebellion; Inflicting damage; Intelligence and information; and Rebellion and authority: A summary
The rules of the game in Paris by Nathan Leites( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in French and English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet style in war by Nathan Leites( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report considers the proclivities of the Soviet armed forces on the battlefield. Its conclusions are based on an examination of Soviet memoirs of the war with Germany and of Soviet military publications since then. The author suggests that, in substantial measure, Soviet peculiarities in warfighting are attempts to ward off undesirable tendencies which Soviet leaders perceive in their subordinates as well as in themselves
Ritual of liquidation : the case of the Moscow trials by Nathan Leites( Book )

12 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The work underlying this publication was undertaken by the Rand Corporation as a part of its research program for the United States Air Force
Art and life : aspects of Michelangelo by Nathan Leites( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet style in management by Nathan Leites( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Kremlin's public view, one of the main activities of the Party is its leadership of the economy. The Party not only determines rules and plans for production but continuously influences daily economic activities down to the smallest economic units. In successive chapters, the author discusses many aspects of Soviet style in management, including inaction, not going to the end, scattering, intermittence, wasting time, failure to calculate, unevenness, lack of cohesion, superiors' rage and remoteness, and fear and fear of fear
The House without Windows; France selects a President by Constantin Melnik( Book )

8 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychopolitical analysis : selected writings of Nathan Leites by Nathan Leites( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new ego: pitfalls in current thinking about patients in psychoanalysis by Nathan Leites( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work which advances the following propositions about recent psychoanalytic writing: 1) The central term identification has been used in so many and in such indefinite senses that it is now best to replace it with less slippery terms; 2) the word identity adds nothing whatever to the descriptive power of statements about the self, and it would be well to renounce its use entirely; 3) the promotion of the ego to an elevated position in psychoanalysis, a steady trend since 1940, has added little that common sense was unaware of to our understanding of real events. More generally, this book addresses a problem central in social science: the nature of the psychic bonds that tie the individual to his society. It is a comprehensive examination of the way in which psychoanalysis, with its promise of enlarging understanding of the forces and mechanisms through which the self forms links with the other, has been fulfilling this promise
Depression and masochism : an account of mechanisms by Nathan Leites( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting transference by Nathan Leites( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in Undetermined and English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inter-Arab conflict contingencies and the gap between the Arab rich and poor : a report by Malcolm H Kerr( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents a portion of RAND work on the military, political, and economic balance in the Middle East. The report considers how income and wealth disparities among Arab countries in the mid-1980s might affect the occurrence and course of any military conflicts. The range of possible conflicts being wide, the report examines only a limited set of cases. It concludes that general demands by the poor for federation with the rich are much less likely than bilateral projects of union not necessarily motivated by economic need. Because some of these unions could lead to inter-Arab military conflict, and because the contingencies are complex and fraught with uncertainties, the United States should proceed cautiously with any policy interventions. The report considers possible U.S. actions with respect to general policy considerations, U.S. force planning and deployment, and policies on security assistance and economic assistance. (See also R-2250.) 27 pp
The Viet Cong style of politics by Nathan Leites( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memorandum is one of a series of studies of Viet Cong motivation and morale. It deals with the kinds of VC behavior without regard for changes through time. The policy significance of the findings is implicit. Part One on 'patterns' contains the author's analysis and comments together with a limited number of quotations from the sources. Part Two on 'illustrations and elaborations' gives further illustrative selections from the sources and follows the sequence of observations set up in Part One. The 328 sources of information analyzed by the study of Viet Cong devices for persuasion and coercion are listed in detail
The new economic togetherness : American and Soviet reactions by Nathan Leites( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report describes and comments on changes in U.S. attitudes toward the Soviet Union in the early 1970s. The former belief that trade with the Soviets was a bad thing has been replaced by the feeling that it's a good thing. By selecting and juxtaposing statements from public figures, the author presents a process of rising hopes and expansiveness on the American part. The higher the level of East/West exchanges and contact, the lower the chance of conflict, it appears, and the greater the likelihood of influencing Soviet policy and practice
What Soviet commanders fear from their own forces by Nathan Leites( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reactions are portrayed from the three principal publications in which they would be displayed: the Soviet armed forces' daily Red Star (KZ), the ground forces' monthly, Military Herald (VV), the armed forces' political monthly, Communist of the Armed Forces (KVS). The study concerns the decade from the mid-sixties to the mid-seventies. Many of the statements quoted are attributed to junior officers. But they appear in publications which express in every detail the preoccupations of the High Command. Weaknesses presented are Aimlessness, Mindlessness, Indecision, Carelessness, Wasting Time, Scattering Resources, Lawlessness, Complacency, Pretense, Warring by Oneself, Bad Moods, Indifference, Sluggishness, Failure to Carry Through, Intermittence, Ups and Downs, To and Fro, Falling from Excellent and Giving Up
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The operational code of the Politburo
Alternative Names
Leites, N. C.

Leites, N. C. 1912-1987

Leites, N. C. (Nathan Constantin), 1912-1987

Leites, Nathan

Leites, Nathan 1912-

Leites, Nathan 1912-1987

Leites, Nathan C.

Leites, Nathan C. 1912-1987

Leites, Nathan Constantin.

Leites, Nathan Constantin, 1912-

Leites Nathan Constantin 1912-1987

Leites, Nathan Constantine 1912-1987

Nathan Constantin Leites

Nathan Leites Amerikaans politicoloog (1912-1987)

Nathan Leites US-amerikanischer Sozialforscher und Politologe russischer Herkunft


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