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Perception and Misperception in International Politics

Perception and Misperception in International Politics

by Robert Jervis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691056560

ISBN-13: 9780691056562

Pub. Date: 11/01/1976

Publisher: Princeton University Press

This book demonstrates that decision-makers' perceptions of the world and of other actors diverge from reality in patterns that we can detect and for reasons that we can comprehend. Drawing on a wide range of historical cases, Robert Jervis shows how this knowledge can be used not only to explain specific decisions but also to account for patterns of interaction and

Overview

This book demonstrates that decision-makers' perceptions of the world and of other actors diverge from reality in patterns that we can detect and for reasons that we can comprehend. Drawing on a wide range of historical cases, Robert Jervis shows how this knowledge can be used not only to explain specific decisions but also to account for patterns of interaction and to improve our understanding of international relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691056562
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1976
Series:
Center for International Affairs, Harvard University Series
Pages:
464

Table of Contents

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, xii,
INTRODUCTION, 3,
Part I The Setting,
Chapter One Perception and the Level of Analysis Problem, 13,
Chapter Two External Stimuli, Internal Processes, and Intentions, 32,
Chapter Three Deterrence, the Spiral Model, and Intentions of the Adversary, 58,
Part II Processes of Perception,
Chapter Four Cognitive Consistency and the Interaction between Theory and Data, 117,
Chapter Five The Impact of the Evoked Set, 203,
Chapter Six How Decision-Makers Learn from History, 217,
Chapter Seven Attitude Change, 288,
Part III Common Misperceptions,
Chapter Eight Perceptions of Centralization, 319,
Chapter Nine Overestimating One's Importance as Influence or Target, 343,
Chapter Ten The Influence of Desires and Fears on Perceptions, 356,
Chapter Eleven Cognitive Dissonance and International Relations, 382,
Part IV In Lieu of Conclusions,
Chapter Twelve Minimizing Misperception, 409,
BIBLIOGRAPHY, 425,
INDEX, 433,

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