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Game Theory and Interstate Conflict

Stephen L. Quackenbush.

in International Relations

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: International Relations. 7277 words.

Game theory is the analysis of how decision makers interact in decision making to take into account reactions and choices of the other decision makers. International conflict and other...

Foreign Policy Reversal

Rajesh M. Basrur.

in International Relations Theory and South Asia

January 2011; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 7168 words.

This chapter discusses the general problem of policy reversal through the analysis of a specific issue: the change in Sri Lanka’s policy orientation toward India from the mid-1990s onward....

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The Genius of Command

Kenneth Payne.

in The Psychology of Strategy

May 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 9861 words.

Clausewitz argued that “genius” is a valued quality in commanders, but provided limited psychological insight as to what constitutes it, pointing largely to the ability to make timely...

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Policy-making under direct rule

Derek Birrell.

in Direct Rule and the Governance of Northern Ireland

August 2009; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 5064 words.

This chapter presents an overview of public policy-making in Northern Ireland under direct rule. It discusses the degree of convergence and divergence in policy and legislation with Great...

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Inferring Actors’ Emotions

Robin Markwica.

in Emotional Choices

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 13699 words.

The empirical study of phenomena as evanescent and elusive as emotions raises thorny methodological challenges. Chapter 3 proposes a methodological strategy for inferring emotions from...

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The history and evolution of foreign policy analysis

Valerie M. Hudson.

in Foreign Policy

August 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 10761 words.

This chapter traces the history and evolution of foreign policy analysis (FPA) as a subfield of international relations (IR) from its beginnings in the 1950s through its classical period...

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Peacebuilding Practices and Institutions

Adam Moore.

in Peacebuilding in Practice

July 2013; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 6893 words.

This chapter delineates how successful postwar peacebuilding requires a strong international presence at the local level, a meaningful engagement with local actors, and sustained commitment...

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France

Thierry Tardy.

in Providing Peacekeepers

February 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 9718 words.

French policy towards UN peacekeeping reflects the ambivalence of what Paris wants to achieve in the field of conflict management and its preferred institutional frameworks for action. On...

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Analysing Irish national security policy

Michael Mulqueen.

in Re-evaluating Irish National Security Policy

December 2009; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 6956 words.

This chapter explains why an analysis of Irish national security policy after 9/11 is both timely and worthwhile. It also presents a brief summary of terminology that will crop up...

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Infrastructure Governance as Political Choice

Kai Wegrich and Gerhard Hammerschmid.

in The Governance of Infrastructure

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 9103 words.

This chapter explores political decision-making relating to infrastructure investments in light of the recent trends towards establishing independent expert bodies to guide this process....

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Pathologies of Probability Assessment

Jeffrey A. Friedman.

in War and Chance

July 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 13163 words.

This chapter describes how foreign policy analysts often avoid assessing uncertainty in a manner that supports sound decision making. This aversion to probabilistic reasoning can take three...

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Conclusions and Recommendations

Charles D. Freilich.

in Zion's Dilemmas

September 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 15007 words.

This book concludes with a review of the findings in the seven case studies, along with a discussion of the discrepancies between the posited and actual outcomes. It cites the unplanned...

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Constraints and Players

Charles D. Freilich.

in Zion's Dilemmas

September 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 6391 words.

This chapter describes the uniquely harsh and dangerous external environment that Israel faces, along with its implications for the country's national security choices. It begins with an...

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Ideas and Institutions in Immigrant Political Incorporation

Robert C. Lieberman.

in Outsiders No More?

July 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 5304 words.

This chapter proposes a model of immigrant political incorporation that focuses on the role of politics in the process of group incorporation—the mechanisms that organize the interactions...

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Introduction

David M. Edelstein.

in Over the Horizon

September 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 4321 words.

The introduction establishes the puzzle motivating the book: what explains variation in the strategies that existing powers pursue toward rising great powers? The puzzle is central to...

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Group Entitlements and Deliberation

George Vasilev.

in Solidarity Across Divides

August 2015; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 12142 words.

Chapter 3 analyses institutional designs that are supportive of solidarity. It challenges the view put forward by defenders of institutional homogeneity that group entitlements corrode...

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Foreign policy making in the Middle East

Raymond Hinnebusch.

in The International Politics of the Middle East

April 2003; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 11560 words.

It is frequently claimed that foreign policy making in Middle East states is either the idiosyncratic product of personalistic dictators or the irrational outcome of domestic instability....

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Afterword: Building Negotiation Skills

Bruno Verdini Trejo.

in Winning Together

December 2017; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 1372 words.

After laying out steps to assist and enhance transboundary natural resource management negotiations, the focus here will be to envision, in broad terms, how these steps might be effectively...

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Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis

Jeffrey S. Lantis and Ryan Beasley.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: International Relations. 14115 words.

Comparative foreign policy analysis (CFP) is a vibrant and dynamic subfield of international relations. It examines foreign policy decision making processes related to momentous events as...

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Conclusion

David R. Gibson.

in Talk at the Brink

July 2012; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 3309 words.

Reflecting on the decision-making process after the Cuban missile crisis was over, President Kennedy famously observed that “the essence of ultimate decision remains impenetrable to the...

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