policy is called the "Frankenstein Syndrome." The particular case of the U.S.
The first section will explicate the "Frankenstein Syndrome," explaining its elements and presenting the case for its usefulness as a model for analyzing a recurrent type of poor policy-making.
The Frankenstein Syndrome model captures certain dynamics of asymmetrical power relationships.
The Frankenstein Syndrome is applicable to the case in which Rajiv Gandhi and other Indian Congress Party leaders recklessly empowered extremist Sikhs in order to weaken Congress' rival party in the Punjab.
However, in the case of the Frankenstein Syndrome, the decision to create or support the creation of an organization in order to fight an enemy, which subsequently itself becomes an enemy, is quite different.
IV--Meeting the Criteria of the "Frankenstein Syndrome"
To what extent does American policy in Colombia correspond to the facets of the Frankenstein Syndrome?
The Frankenstein Syndrome Model describes a very specific type of relationship between a Dominant Power and an existing smaller regional group.
The Frankenstein Syndrome model describes specific instances of poor policy decisions in a situation of asymmetrical power relations.
The Frankenstein Syndrome model as applied to the case of the Colombian paramilitaries has some surface similarities to the idea of "Blowback," as articulated by Chalmers Johnson.
The Frankenstein Syndrome looks specifically at policy involving a direct relationship between a Dominant Power and a specific group with which it has worked.