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Mintz, Alex 1953-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 155 publications in 1 language and 5,734 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Filmed performances  Musical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Alex Mintz
Decisionmaking on war and peace : the cognitive-rational debate( )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Political economy of military spending in the United States by Alex Mintz( )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the post-cold war era there has been a growing debate inside the United States over the size of the defense budget and its effect on the economy. This book argues that the domestic political economy and national security issues are not separate and distant spheres. And in relation to this, that national security policy is often dictated by internal social and economic pressures as much as by global events. Alex Mintz has drawn together leading scholars in the field of the political economy who have addressed key questions concerning US defense spending. The book addresses the links between electoral cycles and the awarding of defense contracts as well as the issue of public opinion on defense spending. The contributors go on to explore the relationship between corporate profits, stock prices and defense expenditure and the impact of defense spending on economic growth and social welfare. The Political Economy of Military Spending in the United States will appeal to all students of national security, especially those concerned with defense spending policy. It will also be valuable reading for anyone researching the political economy approach to defense spending
The polythink syndrome : U.S. foreign policy decisions on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and ISIS by Alex Mintz( )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do presidents and their advisors often make sub-optimal decisions on military intervention, escalation, de-escalation, and termination of conflicts? The leading concept of group dynamics, Groupthink, offers one explanation: policy-making groups make sub-optimal decisions due to their desire for conformity and uniformity over dissent, leading to a failure to consider other relevant possibilities. But presidential advisory groups are often fragmented and divisive. This book therefore scrutinizes Polythink, a group decision-making dynamic whereby different members in a decision-making unit espouse a plurality of opinions and divergent policy prescriptions, resulting in a disjointed decision-making process or even decision paralysis. The book analyzes eleven national security decisions, including the national security policy designed prior to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the decisions to enter into and withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq, the 2007 "Surge," the crisis over the Iranian nuclear program, the UN Security Council decision on the Syrian Civil War, the faltering Kerry Peace Process in the Middle East, and the U.S. decision on military operations against ISIS. Based on the analysis of these case studies, the authors address implications of the Polythink phenomenon, including prescriptions for avoiding and/or overcoming it, and develop strategies and tools for what they call Productive Polythink. The authors also show the applicability of Polythink to business, industry, and everyday decisions. -- from back cover
Defense, welfare, and growth by Steve Chan( )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
New directions for international relations : confronting the method-of-analysis problem by Alex Mintz( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why does the academic study of international relations have limited impact on the policy community? In New Directions for International Relations, Mintz and Russett identify differences in methods of analysis as one cause of problematic, unreliable results. They discuss the problem and set the stage for nine chapters by diverse scholars to demonstrate innovative new developments in IR theory and creative new methods that can lay the basis for greater consensus
Understanding foreign policy decision making by Alex Mintz( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making presents a psychological approach to foreign policy decision making. This approach focuses on the decision process, dynamics, and outcome. The book includes extended real-world case studies and examples that are woven into the text. The cases and examples include decisions made by leaders of the United States, Israel, New Zealand, Cuba, Iceland, United Kingdom, and others. In addition to coverage of the rational model of decision making, levels of analysis of foreign policy decision making, and types of decisions, the book includes material on alternatives to the rational choice model, the marketing and framing of decisions, cognitive biases, and domestic, cultural, and international influences on decision making in international affairs. Existing textbooks do not present such an approach to foreign policy decision making, international relations, American foreign policy, and comparative foreign policy. Provides a decision making approach to foreign policy making and full coverage of psychological aspects of foreign policy decision making. A number of case study examples are worked into the text (many of them from a non-US perspective). Focus on biases, errors and models of decision making--Publisher's description
The politics of resource allocation in the U.S. Department of Defense : international crises and domestic constraints by Alex Mintz( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrating cognitive and rational theories of foreign policy decision making( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are two dominant approaches to political decision making in general and foreign policy decision making in particular: rational choice and cognitive psychology. The essays here introduce and test the poliheuristic theory of decision making that integrates elements of both schools. The poliheuristic theory is able to account for the outcome and the process of decisions, and integrates across levels of analysis (individual, dyad, and group). The collection focuses on both elements of the theory itself and also looks at how the theory can be used to better understand political decisions that were made in the past
Herbie Hancock : possibilities by Herbie Hancock( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A rare and true icon of modern music, Herbie Hancock continues to bring audiences new and inventive visions of music. In August 2005, the Possibilities album was released, featuring the collaborative talents of a legendary lineup of artists. The film, Herbie Hancock: Possibilities, showcases this musical project in development and design, as Herbie interacts with artists, such as Christina Aguilera, John Mayer, Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, Sting and others. A leader of musical innovation, Herbie explores the creation of fresh music through collaboration and expansion upon his others' experiences, and what results is a collection of poignant musical imprints"--Title details screen
Understanding foreign policy decision making by Alex Mintz( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making presents a psychological approach to foreign policy decision making. This approach focuses on the decision process, dynamics, and outcome. The book includes a wealth of extended real-world case studies and examples that are woven into the text. The cases and examples, which are written in an accessible style, include decisions made by leaders of the United States, Israel, New Zealand, Cuba, Iceland, United Kingdom, and others. In addition to coverage of the rational model of decision making, levels of analysis of foreign policy decision making, and types of decisions, the book includes extensive material on alternatives to the rational choice model, the marketing and framing of decisions, cognitive biases, and domestic, cultural, and international influences on decision making in international affairs. Existing textbooks do not present such an approach to foreign policy decision making, international relations, American foreign policy, and comparative foreign policy
Media, Bureaucracies, and Foreign Aid. Advances in Foreign Policy Analysis Series( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first sustained comparative examination of the importance of media attention on the provision of economic assistance, suggesting that the news media is an important medium for policy makers to gauge potential domestic political pressures and thus the need to be responsive and even anticipatory in addressing problems real or perceived. Particular attention is paid to the responsiveness of bureaucracies, long held to be among the most insulated institutions of government. Cross-national in scope, this book looks at the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France and Japan, facilitating a nuanced understanding of the interaction of international and domestic politics as mediated by the media
Political, economic, and international determinants of resource allocations in the U.S. Department of Defense, 1948-1980 by Alex Mintz( )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poliheuristic theory of foreign policy decision making( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symposium : policy sciences state of the art( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do leaders make decisions? : a poliheuristic perspective by Alex Mintz( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political economy of military spending in Israel by Alex Mintz( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multiple paths to knowledge in international relations : methodology in the study of conflict management and conflict resolution by Zeev Maoz( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multiple Paths to Knowledge in International Relations provides a uniquely valuable view of current approaches and findings in conflict studies. While expanding our knowledge of particular conflicts, from the Crimean War to the Vietnam War to ongoing Palestinian-Israeli instability, the notable contributors also further our understanding of how to conduct research in international relations
Decisionmaking on war and peace : challenges for future research by Nehemia Geva( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Defense expenditures, economic growth, and the "peace dividend" by Alex Mintz( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The military-industrial complex : American concepts and Israeli realities( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Defense, welfare, and growth
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The Political economy of military spending in the United StatesDefense, welfare, and growthNew directions for international relations : confronting the method-of-analysis problemUnderstanding foreign policy decision makingIntegrating cognitive and rational theories of foreign policy decision makingUnderstanding foreign policy decision makingMultiple paths to knowledge in international relations : methodology in the study of conflict management and conflict resolution
Alternative Names
Alex Mintz

Alex Mintz Israeli political scientist

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English (132)