Problem

Emotionally-determined policy-making

Other Names:
Foreign policy through whims of leadership
Personal bias in policy initiatives
Claim:
In the Gulf, Panama and Somalia, George Bush as President of the USA acted out of immediate personal emotions: anger and a sense of betrayal with respect to Manuel Noriega and Saddam Hussein and compassion concerning the afflicted in Somalia. Such emotions do not make for responsible policy-making.
Broader Problems:
Irresponsible policy-making
Aggravates:
Immoral public policy
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET