Despots, Democrats and the Determinants of International Conflict by Martin Sherman, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Despots, Democrats and the Determinants of International Conflict

Despots, Democrats and the Determinants of International Conflict

by Martin Sherman
     
 

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An unequivocal endorsement of an assertive and resolute approach to foreign policy by democracies in their dealings with dictatorships. Drawing on the political writings of Kant, the rationale of Churchill's anti-appeasement policy, and the most up-to-date empirical research in international relations, the author forges a rigorous decision-theoretic model to account

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An unequivocal endorsement of an assertive and resolute approach to foreign policy by democracies in their dealings with dictatorships. Drawing on the political writings of Kant, the rationale of Churchill's anti-appeasement policy, and the most up-to-date empirical research in international relations, the author forges a rigorous decision-theoretic model to account for the international interactions between despotic and democratic regimes. The model's validity is illustrated across a broad range of historical examples, while its policy-oriented implications, are shown to have far-reaching consequences for conventional perceptions of democratic deterrence posture and the security dilemma.

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Sherman (political science, Tel Aviv U.) draws on the work of Kant, Rousseau, and Spinoza, as well as analyzing Churchill's anti- appeasement policy and new empirical research, to present a decision-theoretic model to account for the international interactions between despotic and democratic regimes. The model is illustrated across a range of examples, from the Paraguayan War in 1865 to the Nazi offensives in 1939-45 to modern-day conflicts in the Falklands and the Gulf. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781349261116
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
01/14/2014
Edition description:
1st ed. 1998
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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