The Political Psychology of the Gulf War by Stanley Allen Renshon
Leaders, Publics, and the Process of Conflict (Pitt Series in Policy and Institutional Studies)

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In these original essays, widely respected experts analyze the personal psychologies and public belief systems of the individuals and nations involved in the Gulf War - from George Bush and Saddam Hussein to the peoples of the United States, Israel, and Arab countries.  Approaching the events of 1990-1991 from the perspectives of psychology, history, mass communications, and political science, these scholars examine the dynamic relationship of events, behavior, and perceptions.

Part I deals with the psychological and political origins of the war; part II focuses on George Bush, Saddam Hussein, and the nature of their leadership and judgement; part III discusses the battle for public perceptions and beliefs waged by both sides; part IV analyzes the results of that battle as revealed by the understanding of the U.S., Israeli, and Arab publics; and part V deals with the war’s consequences.  A postscript by Stanley Renshon covers military actions in the Gulf in late 1992 and early 1993.


About Stanley Allen Renshon

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Renshon is professor of Political Science at the City University of New York Graduate Center.
Published March 1, 1993 by Univ of Pittsburgh Pr (Txt). 384 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, War, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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