09/12/16 Colloquium Series - David Delaney: "Behavioral Public Choice Theory, U.S. National Security Interests, and Transnational Security Decision Making"
From David Price on September 12th, 2016
The emerging field of behavioral public choice theory examines the decisions and decision-making processes of public officials. This article is among the first to develop the field by considering a U.S. national and transnational security issue. The focus here is on key decisions of the George W. Bush administration to change U.S. policy regarding torture of terrorism suspects. The article recommends paths for multidisciplinary scholarship spanning academic and government communities that can generate norms of rational national security decision making.