The role of Tony Blair's belief system in Great Britain's decision to support the war in Iraq

by Derksen, Hanneke, M.A., UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING, 2007, 72 pages; 1443290

Abstract:

Great Britain's decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003, supporting America's Iraq policy, was a controversial one. This study looks at different explanations as to why Great Britain supported the U.S. ranging from those focusing on the historical ties between Great Britain and the U.S. and the role of Tony Blair himself. This study finds strong evidence supporting the point that leaders do matter in the making of policy, and Tony Blair and the Iraq War is an excellent example. To explain Blair's policies this study focuses on the role of Tony Blair's belief system, using the program Profiler Plus to create his Operational Code. When studying the formation of foreign policy and all the different factors that influence it, a leader and his belief system are a small, but important part of the puzzle.

AdviserJean A. Garrison
SchoolUNIVERSITY OF WYOMING
Source TypeThesis
SubjectsBiographies; Political Science; International law
Publication Number1443290

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