Cerami’s Counterproliferation Book to be Published
Dr. Joe Cerami’s book, Leadership and Policy Innovations-From Clinton to Bush: Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, will be published by Routledge in July 2012.
Leadership and Policy Innovation examines the Clinton and Bush administrations’ attempts to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons of mass destruction through the Counterproliferation Policy Initiative. This study of policy innovation and public leadership includes an analytical framework with elements drawn from transformational, transactional, and participative leadership and management concepts. The key roles of institutional, organizational, and executive leaders provide insights on the conditions for effective policy innovation. In sum, the book pays serious attention to the patterns of leadership and management in the development and implementation of innovative national security policy. This study uses a qualitative, case research methodology. Each chapter builds a strategic narrative starting with international relations theories—of coercive diplomacy and international institutions. The case studies evolve to highlight a neo-institutionalist view of American government. The chapters use these theoretical approaches to analyze and compare three important cases of counterproliferation policymaking in the William J. Clinton and early George W. Bush Administrations. The cases include the US-North Korea Agreed Framework; the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program for Russia and the Former Soviet Republics; and the US and UN efforts for eliminating weapons of mass destruction in Iraq under Saddam Hussein.