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Decision making. (c2013)

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dc.contributor.author Dalati, Valerie
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-18T13:31:48Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-18T13:31:48Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-18
dc.date.submitted 2013-09-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1959
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 78-81). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis aims to show how decision making is a critical success factor in the European Union (EU) unification process. The research elaborates on the unique interests of European member states as they at times contradict EU‟s general and common interests. Despite efforts to consolidate member states‟ involvement in the EU, it is evident that national interests have dominated in the establishment of institutions that serve all EU countries. Such differences have continuously interrupted or slowed down EU decisions and foreign policy making. The influence of national interest is demonstrated by the use of a newly introduced decision making concept known as Decision Making Factors (DMF). DMF highlights the importance of leadership psychology in politics. This is highlighted by conducting an in-depth comparison between the state and the individual using Maslow‟s Pyramid of motivation as a framework to link and further develop the DMF model. A specific analysis of the model is elaborated in the thesis via the study of two major components: European foreign policy and member states‟ behavior. It is also exemplified by a case study that scrutinizes France‟s immigration status, policies and behavior in respect to decision making vis-a-vis the European Union. The thesis concludes by highlighting the impact of decision making on the EU status by outlining three causes for EU foreign policy fragmentation along with possible recommendations regarding the influence of decision making on EU‟s slow progress in the area of foreign policy making, offering suggestions that could contribute to the improvement of the decision making process. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Decision making -- European Union countries en_US
dc.subject International relations -- European Union countries en_US
dc.subject European Union countries -- Politics and government en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Decision making. (c2013) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle A central conflicting point in the EU unification process en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer II en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200703470 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Walid Moubarak
dc.author.commembers Dr. Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: x, 81 leaves; ill.; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Makram Ouaiss
dc.keywords Decision Making en_US
dc.keywords EU en_US
dc.keywords Conflict en_US
dc.keywords Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs en_US
dc.keywords Political Behavior en_US
dc.keywords Leadership Psychology en_US
dc.keywords Foreign Policy en_US
dc.keywords State Interest en_US
dc.keywords Migration in France en_US
dc.keywords Individual Behavior en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2013.42 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US


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