In this case study of the Sino-Indian conflict between 1959 and 1962, the author explores the attitudes that shaped India's policy toward China and traces the network of misunderstandings that led to a war unwanted by both sides.
1. Misperceptions: Sources and Processes-A Theory 2. The Issue 3. The Global International Environment 4. The Regional Environment 5. The Internal Environment 6. The Bilateral Environment 7. The Perceptual Framework: An Overview and Some Puzzles 8. Information: Type, Flow, and Handling 9. The Impact of Cultural, Social, and National Attributes 10. Nehru's Personality 11. Interpersonal and Interorganizational Relations 12. Theory and the Case Study