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The Resource Reasoning of state : realists, romantics and rationality in international relations, Brian C. Rathbun

Reasoning of state : realists, romantics and rationality in international relations, Brian C. Rathbun

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Reasoning of state : realists, romantics and rationality in international relations
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Reasoning of state
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realists, romantics and rationality in international relations
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Brian C. Rathbun
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eng
Summary
"Scholars and citizens tend to assume that rationality guides the decision making of our leaders. Brian Rathbun suggests, however, that if we understand rationality to be a cognitive style premised on a commitment to objectivity and active deliberation, rational leaders are, in fact, the exception - not the norm. Using a unique combination of methods, including laboratory bargaining experiments, archival-based case studies, quantitative textual analysis, and high-level interviews, Rathbun questions some of our basic assumptions about rationality and leadership, with profound implications for the field of international relations. Case studies of Bismarck and Richelieu show that the rationality of realists makes them rare. An examination of Churchill and Reagan, romantics in international politics who sought to overcome obstacles in their path through force of will and personal agency, show what less rationality looks like in foreign policy making"--
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1973-
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Rathbun, Brian C.
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Cambridge Studiess in International Relations
Series volume
149
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  • Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis
  • Bismarck, Otto
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Political realism
  • International relations
  • France
  • Prussia (Germany)
  • Great Britain
  • United States
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Reasoning of state : realists, romantics and rationality in international relations, Brian C. Rathbun
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-330) and index
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Contents
The psychology of rationality : cognitive style in international relations -- The three Rʹs of international relations : realism, romanticism and rationality -- Little Bismarcks : a laboratory experiment on variation in rational thinking and rational behavior -- The "Prince" among men : Bismarckʹs realpolitik in Prussian politics -- Cold blood and iron : Bismarck, the struggle with Austria and German unification -- Blind faith : Richelieu, the devoted, and France in counter-reformation Europe -- "Blood, toil, tears and sweat" : Churchill, romanticism and the rational appeasement debate -- "In defeat, defiance" : Churchill in words (1935-39) and in deeds (1940) -- "Beginning the world all over again" : resolving the paradox of Ronald Reagan -- Winning one as the Gipper? : Reaganʹs administration and American engagement with the Soviet Union -- Conclusion : the irrationality of rational choice : saving a paradigm from itself
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on1086411800
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24 cm.
Extent
xi, 333 pages
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9781108446181
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1086411800
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Reasoning of state : realists, romantics and rationality in international relations, Brian C. Rathbun
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The psychology of rationality : cognitive style in international relations -- The three Rʹs of international relations : realism, romanticism and rationality -- Little Bismarcks : a laboratory experiment on variation in rational thinking and rational behavior -- The "Prince" among men : Bismarckʹs realpolitik in Prussian politics -- Cold blood and iron : Bismarck, the struggle with Austria and German unification -- Blind faith : Richelieu, the devoted, and France in counter-reformation Europe -- "Blood, toil, tears and sweat" : Churchill, romanticism and the rational appeasement debate -- "In defeat, defiance" : Churchill in words (1935-39) and in deeds (1940) -- "Beginning the world all over again" : resolving the paradox of Ronald Reagan -- Winning one as the Gipper? : Reaganʹs administration and American engagement with the Soviet Union -- Conclusion : the irrationality of rational choice : saving a paradigm from itself
Control code
on1086411800
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 333 pages
Isbn
9781108446181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1086411800

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