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- Cambridge University Press
Why do some international crises lead to war, while others are resolved peacefully? Does the outcome depend mainly on underlying structural causes, or on decision makers' choices and diplomacy? In this book James Richardson examines nine major international crises from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in order to explain the differing outcomes of each. The author evaluates the main theories that have served to explain crisis behavior, emphasizing the conflict between theories based on an assumption of rationality, and those which emphasize the nonrational.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series , #35|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)|
Table of Contents
Part I: 1. Introduction: aims and approaches; 2. Theories of crisis behaviour; 3. 'Crisis management' versus 'crisis diplomacy'; Part II: 4. The Eastern crisis, 1839-1841; 5. The Crimean war crisis, 1853-1854; 6. The Russo-Japanese crisis, 1903-1904; 7. The Sudeten crisis, 1938; 8. The Franco-Prussian and Agadir crises; 9. Pearl Harbor and the Berlin crises; Part III: 10. Crises and the international system: arenas, alignments and norms; 11. The choice of goals: values, interests and objectives; 12. Selective perception and misperception; 13. Crisis bargaining; 14. Internal politics; 15. The outcome and risk of war; Part IV: 16. Conclusions: theory and policy.