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Robert M. Axelrod
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Structure of Decision: The Cognitive Maps of Political Elites

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This book outlines a new approach to the analysis of decision making based on "cognitive maps." A cognitive map is a graphic representation intended to capture the structure of a decision maker's stated beliefs about a particular problem. Following introductory chapters that develop the theory and techniques of cognitive mapping, a set of five empirical studies applies the ...more
Paperback, 422 pages
Published October 21st 1976 by Princeton University Press (first published June 1976)
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Steven Peterson
Apr 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
Robert Axelrod edited a very interesting volume, trying to assess how political elites make decisions. He uses the technique of developing "cognitive maps" of leaders and how these can guide decisions that they make.

What are "cognitive maps"? These are descriptions, based on published works by elites. Axelrod says (Page 5): "The basic elements of the proposed system are quite simple. The concepts a person uses are represented as points, and the causal links between these concepts are expressed a
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