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In this book, Michael Nicholson outlines social scientific approaches to international relations and then describes the problems of rational decision-making in conflict situations. He shows how rationality is in many strategic situations hard to define and often leads to paradoxes such as the prisoners dilemma, and explores rational beliefs about the international system. He examines theories of arms races, alliances, and the international problems of ecology. Here he is critical of the classical school of international relations for a lack of rigor in dealing with the problems of evidence and belief. Finally, Michael Nicholson discusses the philosophy of science, policy, and ethics. This book is both an exposition and a defense of a social scientific approach to international relations. With its emphasis on social scientific approaches, theory building and testing--and above all its clarity and accessibility--it provides students with a key to understanding the complex field of conflict analysis.

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This book covers the problems of rational decision-making in conflict situations.

Synopsis:

Problems of rational decision-making in conflict situations are highlighted in an examination of theories of arms races, alliances, and the international problems of ecology from a social scientific perspective.

Synopsis:

This book covers the problems of rational decision-making in conflict situations.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-250) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: rationality and the analysis of conflict; Part I. Conflict: 1. Concepts of conflict; 2. Social science and the study of conflict; Part II. Rational Behaviour: 3. Rationality and Conflict; 4. Conflict and the paradoxes of rationality; 5. The zero-sum game: solutions and interpretations; 6. Emotion and rationality; 7. International crises: the warping of rationality; Rational behaviour and rational choice: an assessment; Part III. Rational Belief: Some Topics in Conflict Analysis: 8. The statistical analysis of warlike phenomena; 9. Arms and arms races; 10. Ecology and the free-rider; 11. The theory of alliances; Part IV. Conclusion: 12. The critics; 13. Social science and values; References; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521398107
Editor:
Smith, Steve
Editor:
Biersteker, Thomas
Editor:
Biersteker, Thomas J.
Editor:
Smith, Steve
Editor:
Biersteker, Thomas
Author:
Groom, A. J. R.
Author:
Michael, Nicholson
Author:
Grieco, Joseph
Author:
Biersteker, Thomas
Author:
Smith, Steve
Author:
Cerny, Phil
Author:
Nicholson, Michael
Author:
Brown, Chris
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
War
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Social sciences
Subject:
International relations -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Social sciences -- Methodology.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
International relations - Psychological aspec
Subject:
International realtions - Decision making
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International Relations (Paperback)
Series Volume:
0019
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.96x5.96x.78 in. .77 lbs.

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