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A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE LEADERSHIP STYLES OF JIMMY CARTER AND AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI DURING THE IRAN HOSTAGE CRISIS


This paper aims at making a comparison between the leadership styles of Jimmy Carter and Ayatollah Khomeini based on “one occasion for decision” during the Iran hostage crisis. In the first part, the atmosphere led to the crisis will be touched upon briefly. In the second part, more efforts will be devoted to the initial response of Iran and U.S. to the crisis. In addition to this, failed rescue attempt by the US, the reasons to take such an action, and the reasons of failure of the operation will be examined briefly. In the final part, decision making in the crisis will be examined by focusing on one occasion for decision for each actor, Jimmy Carter and Ayatollah Khomeini consecutively.


Keywords


Hostage crisis, Iran, United States, Jimmy Carter, Ayatollah Khomeini, Rescue Attempt, Leadership Style.

Author : Serdar ÇAGIRGA
Number of pages: 613-632
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/SOBIDER.41694
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