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Social Science and National Security Policy: Deterrence, Coercion, and Modernization Theories

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Social Science and National Security Policy: Deterrence, Coercion, and Modernization Theories
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Social Science and National Security Policy: Deterrence, Coercion, and Modernization Theories

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1st ed. 2019 edition 

by Janeen M. Klinger (Author) 

This book examines how deterrence, coercion and modernization theory has informed U.S. policy, addressing why former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara’s famous description of the Vietnam War as the “social scientist’s war” is so accurate. By tracing the evolution of ties between social scientists and the government beginning in World War I and continuing through the Second World War and the early Cold War, the narrative highlights the role of institutions like the RAND Corporation, the Social Science Research Council and MIT’s Center for International Studies that facilitate these ties while providing a home for the development of theory. The author compares and contrasts the ideas of Bernard Brodie, Herman Kahn, Albert Wohlstetter, Thomas Schelling, Gabriel Almond, Lucian Pye and Walt Rostow, among others, and offers a cautionary tale concerning the difficulties and problems encountered when applying social science theory to national security policy.

Year:
2019
Pages:
259
Language:
English
Format:
PDF
Size:
2 MB
ISBN-10:
3030112500
ISBN-13:
978-3030112509
ASIN:
B07NJMZ48P