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The Resource Balancing risks : great power intervention in the periphery, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro

Balancing risks : great power intervention in the periphery, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro

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Balancing risks : great power intervention in the periphery
Title
Balancing risks
Title remainder
great power intervention in the periphery
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Jeffrey W. Taliaferro
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Language
eng
Summary
"Why do powerful countries behave in a way that leads to entrapment in prolonged, expensive, and self-defeating conflicts?" "Jeffrey W. Taliaferro suggests that such interventions are driven by the refusal of senior officials to accept losses in their state's relative power, international status, or prestige. Instead of cutting their losses, leaders often continue to invest blood and money in failed excursions into the periphery. Their policies may seem to be driven by rational concerns about power and security, but Taliaferro deems them to be at odds with the master explanation of political realism." "He constructs a "balance-of-risk" theory of foreign policy that draws on defensive realism (in international relations) and prospect theory (in psychology). He illustrates the power of this new theory in several case narratives: Germany's initiation and escalation of the 1905 and 1911 Moroccan crises, the United States' involvement in the Korean War in 1950-52, and Japan's entanglement in the second Sino-Japanese war in 1937-40 and its decisions for war with the United States in 1940-41"--Jacket
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Taliaferro, Jeffrey W
Dewey number
327.1/09/04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D511
LC item number
.T32 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in security affairs
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  • World politics
  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
  • Japan
  • United States
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Balancing risks : great power intervention in the periphery, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-296) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53144730
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780801442216
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003021660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Balancing risks : great power intervention in the periphery, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-296) 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
Control code
53144730
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780801442216
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003021660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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