ISBN-10:
0791473031
ISBN-13:
9780791473030
Pub. Date:
01/03/2008
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
When Leaders Learn and When They Don't: Mikhail Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung at the End of the Cold War

When Leaders Learn and When They Don't: Mikhail Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung at the End of the Cold War

by Akan Malici

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791473030
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/03/2008
Series: SUNY series in Global Politics Series
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Akan Malici is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Furman University.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments

THE ARGUMENT

1. Political Leadership and the Puzzle of Foreign Policy Change and Continuity

Mikhail Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung
The Decision-Making Approach
Beliefs and Strategic Interaction
Outline of the Book

2. A Theory of Foreign Policy Decisions

The Theory of Moves (TOM)
Preferences Need Inferences
Making Beliefs and Learning Patterns Visible
The Theory of Inferences about Preferences (TIP)
The Subjective Games of Gorbachev's Predecessors (1980-1985)

THE CASES

3 .Gorbachev: Uncommitted Thinker and Motivated Learner

The Early Gorbachev Era (1985-1986)
The Second Year of the Gorbachev Era (February 1986 - January 1987)

4. Gorbachev: Committed Teacher and Reformer

Gorbachev Induces U.S. Cooperation (1987-1988)
Gorbachev Transforms Great Power Politics (1989-1991)

5. Kim Il Sung: Revolutionary Cold Warrior

Deadlock in the Cold War (1980-1983)
The Deadlock Continues (1984-1986)

6. Kim Il Sung: Touched by the Winds of Change?

The Catalytic Period (1987-1990)
The Post-Cold War Period (1991-1994)

THE IMPLICATIONS

7. Lessons from the Past and Applications to the Future

Main Findings
Theoretical Significance
The Continued Relevance of Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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