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ERIC Number: ED118475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
"Regional Crisis": A Simplified Teaching Simulation.
Meyers, B. David
A simulation designed for an introductory college-level international politics and comparative foreign policy course is described. Regional Crisis requires student decision-maker diplomats, grouped in teams, to respond to a Middle Eastern crisis that has substantial potential for escalation. In response to an initial crisis scenario, student teams representing various Middle Eastern countries suggest policy decisions based on the expected costs, risks, and gains that may be expected from the implementation of such policies. Students representing members of the United Nations and an international newspaper encourage the student diplomats to publicly defend their country's policies with moral and legal statements and reasoning. All policy decisions take the form of treaties with other nations. A team is considered successful or effective by the degree that it achieves all or most of its goals. The game teaches the utility of the cost-risk analysis model for both the planning and evaluation of policy decisions. Teacher guidelines, student guidelines, and sample student materials are also included. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, November 9-11, 1974)