POLITECHTONIC FAULTS: A CRITIQUE OF CLINE'S CALCULUS FOR WORLD POWER ASSESSMENT

Authors
  1. Cromie, M.V.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
In his book "World Power Assessment", Ray S. Cline sets out a method of measuring the "perceived power" of major nations and groups of nations, but the method lacks a theoretical grounding and hence Cline's numerical results are suspect. The note illustrates some faults in Cline's method, and indicates how the method can be modified to conform to the maxims of Utility Theory. Work on this note was carried out under ORAE Project 96110 "Study of Factors Influencing the Roles, Composition and Size of Armed Forces".
Report Number
DSA-STAFFNOTE-77/9 —
Date of publication
15 Jul 1977
Number of Pages
26
DSTKIM No
77-03529
CANDIS No
100226
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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