Location

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Greenspun Hall

Description

Politicians often make decisions that lead to contradictory outcomes from situations with seemingly similar circumstances and related factors. Recent examples include the U.S. reaction to the uprising in Iran contrasted with the call for the ousting of president Hosni Mubarak after the 18 Day Revolution in Egypt.

This frustrating reality, frequently based on perceived risks of publication of state secrets, has various far-reaching effects. Two effects of this reality include the loss of trust in government and government officials to do the right thing as well as the frequency of market fluctuations.

Keywords

International relations; Public opinion; Security classification (Government documents); World politics

Disciplines

Cognition and Perception | Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Models and Methods | Personality and Social Contexts | Policy History, Theory, and Methods | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Language

English

 
Apr 20th, 1:00 PM Apr 20th, 2:00 PM

Decision-making techniques used by elected officials

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Greenspun Hall

Politicians often make decisions that lead to contradictory outcomes from situations with seemingly similar circumstances and related factors. Recent examples include the U.S. reaction to the uprising in Iran contrasted with the call for the ousting of president Hosni Mubarak after the 18 Day Revolution in Egypt.

This frustrating reality, frequently based on perceived risks of publication of state secrets, has various far-reaching effects. Two effects of this reality include the loss of trust in government and government officials to do the right thing as well as the frequency of market fluctuations.