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Political Science

International decision making should be rational because it affects many states globally. Support for free trade in the government of the United States is an issue that is currently trending and has implications for the world economy. The issue has rebounded after the failure of agreements in 2016 by the republicans and the democrats. In last year, only 45% of the poll participant found free trade between the United States and other nations positive. Currently, the percentage has risen to 52% of the supporters while 40% of the population finds free trade detrimental to the economy of the United States of America (LindenMayer, 2017). The decision makers should evaluate both the benefits and the risks that free trade have in the country and in the entire world to address the free trade issue rationally. The decision makers require understanding the terms of the free trade agreement among nations and the mutual benefit in the countries.

Decision-making on international issues should be done through observing rationality. Rational decision making is a process which involves steps such as the formulation of goals, criteria identification in which decisions are made, identification of alternatives and performance of analysis so as to reach the final determination (Hoffman, 2012). According to the theory of rational decision making, the public makes opinions which are maximizing their benefits and minimizing risks and costs. Decision making should be done with rationality according to public opinion and biases should be avoided to the greatest extent to make decisions which are fair, especially in matters with global influence (Castells, 2016).

Social interactions in the global society are attributed by the advancement of the new technology. Decisions on various issues are made online, especially on the social media platforms such as Twitter and Skype. The global community is continuing to interact efficiently using the digitized devices.


Castells, M. (2016). V: International Relations/ Relations Internationales. International Political Science Abstracts, 366-400.

Hoffman, S. J. (2012). Mitigation Inequalities of Influence among States in Global Decision Making. Global Policy, 421-432.

Lindenmayer, D. (2017). Halting natural resourcesdepletion: Engaging with economic and political power. The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 41-56.