- Northern Michigan University
- Political Science
- Political Science 206
- Exam #2
Last Modified: 2011-07-11
designed to establish guidelines for "rule of thumb"
make an anticipated decision
lengthy time frame
large variety of domestic political actors
May or may not involve element of surprise and lengthy deliberation
narrow in scope
low threat seriousness
lower levels of the government bureaucracy
Finite time frame to reach a decision
involvement of very highest level of foreign policy establishment in decision
Entails a sufficiently serious problem to command the intense, sustained attention of the top leadership
Specify the goal(s)
Consider all possible alternative means of achieving goal(s)
Select the final alternative calculated to maximize achievement of the goal(s)
Take the necessary action to implement the decision
each essentially a separate IGO
has own membership, budget, secretariat, and decision-making machinery
Conflict is total
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