Formal Theories in International Relations

Formal Theories in International Relations

by Michael Nicholson
     
 

A critical account of international relations theory demonstrates how mathematical methods can provide insight on deterrence and the arms race, the study of the initiation of violence and the probability of nuclear war.  See more details below

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A critical account of international relations theory demonstrates how mathematical methods can provide insight on deterrence and the arms race, the study of the initiation of violence and the probability of nuclear war.

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An account, development, and critical evaluation of analyzing international relations through such mathematical models as game, catastrophe and probability theory. Intended for social scientists, and does not assume any specialized mathematical background. Topics include initiating and terminating conflict, bargaining, alliances, the arms race, and the decision process. The appendix outlines some specific models. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780521341035
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series, #3
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

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