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The Resource Prospect theory and foreign policy analysis in the Asia Pacific : rational leaders and risky behavior, Kai He and Huiyun Feng

Prospect theory and foreign policy analysis in the Asia Pacific : rational leaders and risky behavior, Kai He and Huiyun Feng

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Prospect theory and foreign policy analysis in the Asia Pacific : rational leaders and risky behavior
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Prospect theory and foreign policy analysis in the Asia Pacific
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rational leaders and risky behavior
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Kai He and Huiyun Feng
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eng
Summary
"Why does North Korea behave erratically in pursuing its nuclear weapons program? Why did the United States prefer bilateral alliances to multilateral ones in Asia after World War II? Why did China become "nice"--no more military coercion--in dealing with the pro-independence Taiwan President Chen Shuibian after 2000? Why did China compromise in the negotiation of the Chunxiao gas exploration in 2008 while Japan became provocative later in the Sino-Japanese disputes in the East China Sea? North Korea's nuclear behavior, U.S. alliance strategy, China's Taiwan policy, and Sino-Japanese territorial disputes are all important examples of seemingly irrational foreign policy decisions that have determined regional stability and Asian security. By examining major events in Asian security, this book investigates why and how leaders make risky and seemingly irrational decisions in international politics. The authors take the innovative step of integrating the neoclassical realist framework in political science and prospect theory in psychology. Their analysis suggests that political leaders are more likely to take risky actions when their vital interests and political legitimacy are seriously threatened. For each case, the authors first discuss the weaknesses of some of the prevailing arguments, mainly from rationalist and constructivist theorizing, and then offer an alternative explanation based on their political legitimacy-prospect theory model. This pioneering book tests and expands prospect theory to the study of Asian security and challenges traditional, expected-utility-based, rationalist theories of foreign policy behavior"--
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1973-
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He, Kai
Dewey number
355/.03305
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
UA832.5
LC item number
.H43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1971-
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Feng, Huiyun
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Foreign policy analysis
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  • National security
  • East Asia
  • East Asia
  • Risk management
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Prospect theory and foreign policy analysis in the Asia Pacific : rational leaders and risky behavior, Kai He and Huiyun Feng
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacontent
Contents
Prospect theory, neoclassical realism, and foreign policy puzzles in Asian security -- "Why is there no NATO in Asia" revisited : U.S. alliance strategy under risk -- North Korea goes nuclear : rational decisions and risky behavior -- China's policy toward Taiwan under risk : between military coercion and political pressure -- China-Japan territorial disputes in the East China Sea : risky behavior during power transition -- Rational leaders and risky decisions : risk-taking behavior in world politics
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796752243
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 155 pages
Isbn
9780203077368
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(ebk)
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2012029828
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)796752243
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Prospect theory and foreign policy analysis in the Asia Pacific : rational leaders and risky behavior, Kai He and Huiyun Feng
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prospect theory, neoclassical realism, and foreign policy puzzles in Asian security -- "Why is there no NATO in Asia" revisited : U.S. alliance strategy under risk -- North Korea goes nuclear : rational decisions and risky behavior -- China's policy toward Taiwan under risk : between military coercion and political pressure -- China-Japan territorial disputes in the East China Sea : risky behavior during power transition -- Rational leaders and risky decisions : risk-taking behavior in world politics
Control code
796752243
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 155 pages
Isbn
9780203077368
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Lccn
2012029828
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)796752243

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