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How Statesmen Think

How Statesmen Think

The Psychology of International Politics

  • Author: Robert Jervis
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400885337
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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Robert Jervis has been a pioneering leader in the study of the psychology of international politics for more than four decades. How Statesmen Think presents his most important ideas on the subject from across his career. This collection of revised and updated essays applies, elaborates, and modifies his pathbreaking work. The result is an indispensable book for students and scholars of international relations. How Statesmen Think demonstrates that expectations and political and psychological needs are the major drivers of perceptions in international politics, as well as in other arenas. Drawing on the increasing attention psychology is paying to emotions, the book discusses how emotional needs help structure beliefs. It also shows how decision-makers use multiple shortcuts to seek and process information when making foreign policy and national security judgments. For example, the desire to conserve cognitive resources can cause decision-makers to look at misleading indicators of military strength, and psychological pressures can lead them to run particularly high risks. The book also looks at how deterrent threats and counterpart promises often fail because they are misperceived. How Statesmen Think examines how these processes play out in many situations that arise in foreign and security policy, including the threat of inadvertent war, the development of domino beliefs, the formation and role of national identities, and conflicts between intelligence organizations and policymakers.

Strategic Warning Intelligence

Strategic Warning Intelligence

History, Challenges, and Prospects

  • Author: John A. Gentry,Joseph S. Gordon
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • ISBN: 1626166552
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 296
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John A. Gentry and Joseph S. Gordon update our understanding of strategic warning intelligence analysis for the twenty-first century. Strategic warning—the process of long-range analysis to alert senior leaders to trending threats and opportunities that require action—is a critical intelligence function. It also is frequently misunderstood and underappreciated. Gentry and Gordon draw on both their practitioner and academic backgrounds to present a history of the strategic warning function in the US intelligence community. In doing so, they outline the capabilities of analytic methods, explain why strategic warning analysis is so hard, and discuss the special challenges strategic warning encounters from senior decision-makers. They also compare how strategic warning functions in other countries, evaluate why the United States has in recent years emphasized current intelligence instead of strategic warning, and recommend warning-related structural and procedural improvements in the US intelligence community. The authors examine historical case studies, including postmortems of warning failures, to provide examples of the analytic points they make. Strategic Warning Intelligence will interest scholars and practitioners and will be an ideal teaching text for intermediate and advanced students.

Decision-Making in American Foreign Policy

Decision-Making in American Foreign Policy

  • Author: Nikolas K. Gvosdev,Jessica D. Blankshain,David A. Cooper
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108427146
  • Category: History
  • Page: 300
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This book translates US foreign policymaking theory into practical analytic tools for those preparing to be national security professionals.

Crossing Nuclear Thresholds

Crossing Nuclear Thresholds

Leveraging Sociocultural Insights into Nuclear Decisionmaking

  • Author: Jeannie L. Johnson,Kerry M. Kartchner,Marilyn J. Maines
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319726706
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 277
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​This book applies the cutting-edge socio-cultural model Cultural Topography Analytic Framework (CTAF) pioneered in the authors’ earlier volume Strategic Culture and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Culturally Based Insights into Comparative National Security Policymaking (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) with an eye towards isolating those vectors of nuclear decision-making on which the US might exert influence within a foreign state. The case studies included in this volume tackle a number of the nuclear challenges—termed “nuclear thresholds”—likely to be faced by the US and identify the most promising points of leverage available to American policymakers in ameliorating a wide range of over-the-horizon nuclear challenges. Because near and medium-term nuclear thresholds are likely to involve both allies and adversaries simultaneously, meaning that US response will require strategies tailored to both the perception of threat experienced by the actors in question, the value the actors place on their relationship with the US, and the domestic context driving decision-making. This volume offers a nuanced look at each actor’s identity, national norms, values, and perceptual lens in order to offer culturally-focused insights into behavior and intentions.

Wie Demokratien sterben

Wie Demokratien sterben

Und was wir dagegen tun können

  • Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 3641222915
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Ausgezeichnet mit dem NDR Kultur Sachbuchpreis 2018 als bestes Sachbuch des Jahres Demokratien sterben mit einem Knall oder mit einem Wimmern. Der Knall, also das oft gewaltsame Ende einer Demokratie durch einen Putsch, einen Krieg oder eine Revolution, ist spektakulärer. Doch das Dahinsiechen einer Demokratie, das Sterben mit einem Wimmern, ist alltäglicher – und gefährlicher, weil die Bürger meist erst aufwachen, wenn es zu spät ist. Mit Blick auf die USA, Lateinamerika und Europa zeigen die beiden Politologen Steven Levitsky und Daniel Ziblatt, woran wir erkennen, dass demokratische Institutionen und Prozesse ausgehöhlt werden. Und sie sagen, an welchen Punkten wir eingreifen können, um diese Entwicklung zu stoppen. Denn mit gezielter Gegenwehr lässt sich die Demokratie retten – auch vom Sterbebett.

Perception and Misperception in International Politics

Perception and Misperception in International Politics

  • Author: Robert Jervis
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400885116
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 544
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With a new preface by the authorSince its original publication in 1976, Perception and Misperception in International Politics has become a landmark book in its field, hailed by the New York Times as "the seminal statement of principles underlying political psychology." This new edition includes an extensive preface by the author reflecting on the book's lasting impact and legacy, particularly in the application of cognitive psychology to political decision making, and brings that analysis up to date by discussing the relevant psychological research over the past forty years. Jervis describes the process of perception (for example, how decision makers learn from history) and then explores common forms of misperception (such as overestimating one's influence). He then tests his ideas through a number of important events in international relations from nineteenth- and twentieth-century European history. Perception and Misperception in International Politics is essential for understanding international relations today.

Die Politik

Die Politik

  • Author: Aristoteles,Christian Garve
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Think Limbic!

Think Limbic!

Die Macht des Unbewussten verstehen und nutzen für Motivation, Marketing, Management

  • Author: Hans-Georg Häusel
  • Publisher: Haufe-Lexware
  • ISBN: 9783448068139
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 228
  • View: 8340
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Nutzen Sie die Erkenntnisse der Hirnforschung, speziell über das limbische System, um Ihre Kunden und Mitarbeiter besser zu verstehen und gleichzeitig erfolgreicher für Ihre Produkte zu werben. INHALTEThink Limbic verrät Ihnen, warum Menschen sich in manchen Situationen nach einem bestimmten Muster verhalten. Der Grund dafür liegt im Aufbau unseres Gehirns. Das eigentliche Steuerungs- und Machtzentrum des Menschen liegt nämlich nicht in seinem Großhirn, sondern in einer entwicklungsgeschichtlich weit älteren Hirnregion, dem limbischen System.Dieser Teil des Hirns übernimmt durch limbische Befehle einen Großteil der Steuerungs- und Koordinationsaufgaben. Dabei werden Verhaltensweisen bevorzugt, die sich in der Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen als erfolgreich bewährt haben.Wer diese limbischen Befehle kennt, kann die Muster, die unbewussten Handlungen zu Grunde liegen, besser verstehen und nutzen.In diesem Buch zeigt Ihnen der Psychologe und Unternehmensberater Dr. Hans-Georg Häusel, wie Sie mit Hilfe der Hirnforschung erfolgreicher verkaufen, werben oder auch Mitarbeiter führen können.

Tribe

Tribe

Das verlorene Wissen um Gemeinschaft und Menschlichkeit

  • Author: Sebastian Junger
  • Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641203619
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
  • View: 8135
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Unser Trauma: eine Gesellschaft ohne Gemeinschaft. »Entbehrungen machen dem Menschen nichts aus, er ist sogar auf sie angewiesen; worunter er jedoch leidet, ist das Gefühl, nicht gebraucht zu werden. Die moderne Gesellschaft hat die Kunst perfektioniert, Menschen das Gefühl der Nutzlosigkeit zu geben. Es ist an der Zeit, dem ein Ende zu setzen.« Sebastian Junger Warum beschließen Soldaten nach ihrer Rückkehr aus dem Krieg und in die Heimat, sich zu neuen Einsätzen zu melden? Warum sind Belastungsstörungen und Depressionen in unserer modernen Gesellschaft so virulent? Warum erinnern sich Menschen oft sehnsüchtiger an Katastrophenerfahrungen als an Hochzeiten oder Karibikurlaube? Mit Tribe hat Sebastian Junger eines der meistdiskutierten Werke des Jahres vorgelegt. Er erklärt, was wir von Stammeskulturen über Loyalität, Gemeinschaftsgefühl und die ewige Suche des Menschen nach Sinn lernen können.

Der Churchill-Faktor

Der Churchill-Faktor

  • Author: Boris Johnson
  • Publisher: Klett-Cotta
  • ISBN: 3608101128
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 472
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Mit fulminanter Erzählfreude und einem pointensicheren Gespür für die erhellende Anekdote schildert Boris Johnson Leben und Charakter des bedeutendsten britischen Staatsmannes des 20. Jahrhunderts (1874 –1965). Fasziniert von der Einmaligkeit, dem Humor und Sprachwitz, dem Abenteurertum, den politischen und literarisch-künstlerischen Leistungen seines Helden, hat er eine ebenso kenntnisreiche wie hinreißende Liebeserklärung an Winston S. Churchill verfasst. Mit britischer Nonchalance zeigt Johnson, was die Jahrhundertgestalt Churchill jedem von uns heute noch bedeuten kann.

Höllensturz

Höllensturz

Europa 1914 bis 1949

  • Author: Ian Kershaw
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 3641188725
  • Category: History
  • Page: 768
  • View: 7736
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Europa am Abgrund Das europäische zwanzigste Jahrhundert war geprägt von kriegerischen Auseinandersetzungen. Europa erlebte gewaltige Turbulenzen, die Hölle zweier Weltkriege in der ersten Jahrhunderthälfte und tiefgreifende Veränderungen. Der britische Historiker Ian Kershaw erzählt in einem meisterhaften Panorama die Geschichte dieses Kontinents vom Vorabend des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die Zeit des beginnenden Kalten Kriegs Ende der vierziger Jahre, nachdem die europäische Zivilisation an den Rand der Selbstzerstörung gelangt war. Ethnische Auseinandersetzungen, aggressiver Nationalismus und Gebietsstreitigkeiten, Klassenkonflikte und die tiefe Krise des Kapitalismus waren die treibenden Kräfte, die Kershaw dabei besonders in den Blick nimmt. Neben den großen Entwicklungslinien in Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur und Gesellschaft schildert er auch immer wieder Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen einzelner, die einen Eindruck geben vom Leben im Europa der ersten Jahrhunderthälfte.

Power in World Politics

Power in World Politics

  • Author: Felix Berenskoetter,M. J. Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134103220
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 328
  • View: 4004
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This book engages the view that students of International Relations need to break with the habit of defining power in terms of military capabilities of states. Featuring contributions from both upcoming and distinguished scholars, including Steven Lukes, Joseph Nye, and Stefano Guzzini, it explores the nature and location of ‘power’ in international politics through a variety of conceptual lenses. With a particular focus on the phenomenon of ‘soft’ power and different types of actors in a globalizing world, fifteen chapters assess the meaning of ‘power’ from the perspectives of realism, constructivism, global governance, and development studies, presenting discussions ranging from conceptual to practical oriented analyses. Power in World Politics attempts to broaden theoretical horizons to enrich our understanding of the distribution of power in world politics, thereby also contributing to the discovery and analysis of new political spaces. This is essential reading for all advanced students and scholars of international relations.

Agency, Structure and International Politics

Agency, Structure and International Politics

From Ontology to Empirical Inquiry

  • Author: Gil Friedman,Harvey Starr
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134743718
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 180
  • View: 4394
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The concepts of agency and structure are of increasing and defining importance to international relations and politics as fields of enquiry and knowledge. This is the first book to explore the two concepts in depth in that context. The agent-structure problem refers to questions concerning the interrelationship of agency and structure, and to the ways in which explanations of social phenomena integrate and account for them. This is an important contribution to the study of international relations and politics.

The Republic of Republics

The Republic of Republics

A Retrospect of Our Century of Federal Liberty

  • Author: Robert W. Greene
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Texas
  • Page: 453
  • View: 7504
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Die Grenzen des Wachstums

Die Grenzen des Wachstums

Bericht des Club of Rome zur Lage der Menschheit

  • Author: Dennis Meadows,Donella H. Meadows
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Economic history
  • Page: 183
  • View: 6514
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The Restructuring of International Relations Theory

The Restructuring of International Relations Theory

  • Author: Mark A. Neufeld
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521479363
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 174
  • View: 1654
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In this book Mark Neufeld argues for a theory of international politics committed to human emancipation. He suggests that international relations theory must move in a nonpositivist direction, and explores recent developments in the discipline, including critical, Gramscian, postmodernist, feminist and normative approaches. Drawing on recent work in social and political theory, as well as international relations, this book offers an accessible review of recent developments in the study of international politics.

The New Foreign Policy

The New Foreign Policy

U.S. and Comparative Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

  • Author: Laura Neack
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742501478
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 243
  • View: 1944
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A study of foreign policy in the new millennium. Laura Neack draws on examples that range from the Dalai Lama and Pinochet to Amnesty International and Al Qaeda to illustrate the changing character of foreign policy-making and also to suggest its powerful effects in the world.

Interstate Crisis Behavior, 1816-1980

Interstate Crisis Behavior, 1816-1980

  • Author: Russell J. Leng
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521102698
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
  • View: 5087
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Why have some interstate crises escalated to war when other have not? Are there patterns of behavior that war-prone disputes share in common? These are some of the questions considered by Russell Leng as he examines the behavior of nations in forty militarised crises occurring between 1816 and 1980. Leng considers the conditions under which crises are more or less likely to escalate to war or be resolved peacefully and compares the descriptive and prescriptive validity of two competing perspectives on conflict behavior: classical realism and the psychological approaches of behavioral scientists. The author concludes that elements of both realist and psychological perspectives are necessary for an adequate understanding of interstate crisis behavior and that the most effective approach to crisis bargaining combines each perspective in a firm-but-flexible 'reciprocating' strategy. The epilogue presents a provocative critique of the bargaining strategies pursued by the United States and Iraq during the Gulf Crisis of 1990–1991.

The Pursuits of Literature

The Pursuits of Literature

A Satirical Poem in Four Dialogues, with Notes

  • Author: Thomas James Mathias
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Verse satire, English
  • Page: 574
  • View: 3112
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