The Resource Crucible of beliefs : learning, alliances, and world wars, Dan Reiter

Crucible of beliefs : learning, alliances, and world wars, Dan Reiter

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Crucible of beliefs : learning, alliances, and world wars
Title
Crucible of beliefs
Title remainder
learning, alliances, and world wars
Statement of responsibility
Dan Reiter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Reiter addresses a striking empirical puzzle: Why, in this century, have some small powers chosen to enter alliances when faced with international instability whereas others have stayed neutral? Specifically, why did Belgium, the Netherlands, and Norway join NATO, while Sweden, Switzerland, and Ireland did not? Employing quantitative and case study methods, Reiter finds that peacetime decisions about alliance and neutrality stem from states' experiences during world wars
  • Tested against balance-of-threat theory, the leading realist explanation of alliance behavior, Reiter's formative-events model of learning emerges as a far better predictor of states' decisions. Crucible of Beliefs' findings show that, contrary to balance-of-threat theory, state leaders ignore the level of international threat and focus instead on avoiding past mistakes and repeating past successes. A serious blow to realism, these findings demonstrate that to understand the dynamics of world politics, it is essential to know how leaders learn from history
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reiter, Dan
Index
index present
LC call number
JX1391
LC item number
.R45 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International relations
  • International relations
  • Bondgenootschappen
  • Buitenlandse politiek
  • Politieke besluitvorming
  • International relations
  • International relations
  • Buitenlandse politiek
  • Bondgenootschappen
  • Politieke besluitvorming
  • Bündnis
  • Internationale Politik
Label
Crucible of beliefs : learning, alliances, and world wars, Dan Reiter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Learning in International Politics -- 3. Realism, Balance of Threat, and Alliances -- 4. Cases, Hypotheses, and Variables -- 5. Quantitative Results -- 6. Case Studies: Lessons Heeded -- 7. Case Studies: Lessons Not Learned? -- 8. Political Structure and Learning -- 9. Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780801431883
Lccn
95042350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33334729
  • (OCoLC)ocm33334729
Label
Crucible of beliefs : learning, alliances, and world wars, Dan Reiter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Learning in International Politics -- 3. Realism, Balance of Threat, and Alliances -- 4. Cases, Hypotheses, and Variables -- 5. Quantitative Results -- 6. Case Studies: Lessons Heeded -- 7. Case Studies: Lessons Not Learned? -- 8. Political Structure and Learning -- 9. Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780801431883
Lccn
95042350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33334729
  • (OCoLC)ocm33334729

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