The Bureaucracy as Battlefield

Matthew Ford

in Weapon of Choice

Published in print February 2017 | ISBN: 9780190623869
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780190686574 | DOI:
The Bureaucracy as Battlefield

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If science could not be used to come to a resolution as to what weapon system ought to be adopted then selection decisions would have to be taken on other criteria. In this chapter we investigate different ways to explain bureaucratic decision-making as it relates to military innovation. In the process I point out the inadequacies of the Bureaucratic Politics Model for explaining change in the military.

Keywords: Churchill; Technological trajectories; Bureaucratic Politics Model

Chapter.  7884 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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