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Weapon of ChoiceSmall Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation$
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Matthew Ford

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190623869

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190623869.001.0001

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The Bureaucracy as Battlefield

The Bureaucracy as Battlefield

(p.99) 5 The Bureaucracy as Battlefield
Weapon of Choice

Matthew Ford

Oxford University Press

If science could not be used to come to a resolution as to what weapon system ought to be adopted then selection decisions would have to be taken on other criteria. In this chapter we investigate different ways to explain bureaucratic decision-making as it relates to military innovation. In the process I point out the inadequacies of the Bureaucratic Politics Model for explaining change in the military.

Keywords:   Churchill, Technological trajectories, Bureaucratic Politics Model

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