Crisis Management, Negotiations and Security



The course is to familiarize students with the micro-theories of decision making, so as they optimize their understanding, their analytical skills, and develop decision making, crisis management and negotiation skills. Initially, the course examines the factors that affect decision making in general and international politics in particular. Next, it presents and analyzes the rational, the conventional and the psychological decision making theories, using examples from world history and international politics. Then the concepts, the characteristics,and the strategies used in order to manage a crisis are presented. Finally, the course studies negotiations, their concept, purpose and techniques, from the initial to the concluding of an agreement stage.

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