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Sunday, April 14, 2002

Revised Reading List

Required Books:
Janis, Irving (1982). Groupthink: Psychological Studies of Policy Decision s and Fiascoes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Janis, Irving and Mann, L. (1998). Crucial Decisions: Leadership in Policy Making and Crisis Management. Vol. 0. New York: Free Press.

Kirtzman, Andrew (2000). Rudy Giuliani: Emperor of the City. New York: William Morrow.

Reading Assignments
3/11 Introduction
3/13 Defining Leadership and its Components
Greenstein, Fred (2001). “George W. Bush and the Ghosts of Presidents Past.: PS: Political Science and Politics, 34(1):77-80.
Crucial Decisions (CD). Ch. 1
3/18 Decision Making: Simplistic Strategies
CD Chapters 2-4
3/20 Sound Decision Making Practices
CD Chapters 3-4
3/25 NO CLASS: cancellation
3/27 NO CLASS: Spring Break
4/01 NO CLASS: Spring Break
4/03 Vigilant Problem Solving
CD Ch. 5
Preparation Assignment 1 Due
4/08 Decision Making Framework
CD Ch. 7
4/10 Who Will Be Good Decision Makers
CD Ch. 5
Preparation Assignment 2 Due
4/15 Effective Leadership Practices
CD Ch. 10
4/17 Heuristics
Tversky, A. and Kahneman, D. (1981). “The Framing of Decision and Psychology of Choice.” Science, 211: 453-458.
4/22 Groupthink: An Introduction
GT Ch. 1
Preparation Assignment 3 Due
4/24 A Perfect Failure: Bay of Pigs
GT Ch. 2
4/29 Counterpoint to Group Think: Cuban Missile Crisis
GT Ch. 6
5/1 Groupthink Syndrome
GT Ch. 8
Preparation Assignment 4 Due
5/6 Generalizations and Preventing Groupthink
GT Ch. 10-11
5/8 Heroic and Reflective Leadership
Renshon, Stanley A. (2002). American’s Second Civil War. forthcoming.
Ch. 11
5/13 Lincoln and the Challenge of Succession
Potter, David M. (1942). Lincoln and His Part in the Secession Crisis. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press. Ch. 7
5/15 Case Study in Leadership: Giuliani
Giuliani, Ch. 1-2
Writing Assignment 5: Draft of Field Work Interview Due
5/20 Guiliani, Ch. 3-4
5/22 Giuliani, Ch. 5-6
5/27 Giuliani, Ch.7-8
5/29 Giuliani, Ch. 9-10
6/3 Giuliani, Ch. 11-13
6/5 Field Work Paper Due: Class Presentation
6/1 Class Presentation
6/12 Final