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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
Genre
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
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reiter, Dan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in security affairs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International relations
  • International relations
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • International relations
  • International relations
  • Bündnis
  • Entscheidungsfindung
  • Internationale Politik
  • Buitenlandse politiek
  • Bondgenootschappen
  • Politieke besluitvorming
  • Internationella relationer
  • Internationell politik
Label
Crucible of beliefs : learning, alliances, and world wars, Dan Reiter
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-225) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
on1125982054
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501744761
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvr6q1v9
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1125982054
Label
Crucible of beliefs : learning, alliances, and world wars, Dan Reiter
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-225) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
on1125982054
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501744761
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvr6q1v9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1125982054

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