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The Resource Reasoning of state : realists, romantics and rationality in international relations, Brian C. Rathbun

Reasoning of state : realists, romantics and rationality in international relations, Brian C. Rathbun

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Reasoning of state : realists, romantics and rationality in international relations
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Reasoning of state
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realists, romantics and rationality in international relations
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Brian C. Rathbun
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eng
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  • "Scholars and citizens tend to assume that rationality guides the decision making of our leaders. Brian Rathbun suggests, however, that if we understand rationality to be a cognitive style premised on a commitment to objectivity and active deliberation, rational leaders are, in fact, the exception - not the norm. Using a unique combination of methods, including laboratory bargaining experiments, archival-based case studies, quantitative textual analysis, and high-level interviews, Rathbun questions some of our basic assumptions about rationality and leadership, with profound implications for the field of international relations. Case studies of Bismarck and Richelieu show that the rationality of realists makes them rare. An examination of Churchill and Reagan, romantics in international politics who sought to overcome obstacles in their path through force of will and personal agency, show what less rationality looks like in foreign policy making"--
  • Scholars and citizens tend to assume that rationality guides the decision-making of our leaders. Brian C. Rathbun suggests, however, that if we understand rationality to be a cognitive style premised on a commitment to objectivity and active deliberation, rational leaders are in fact the exception not the norm. Using a unique combination of methods including laboratory bargaining experiments, archival-based case studies, quantitative textual analysis and high-level interviews, Rathbun questions some of the basic assumptions about rationality and leadership, with profound implications for the field of international relations. Case studies of Bismarck and Richelieu show that the rationality of realists makes them rare. An examination of Churchill and Reagan, romantics in international politics who sought to overcome obstacles in their path through force of will and personal agency, show what less rationality looks like in foreign policy making
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1973-
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Rathbun, Brian C.
Dewey number
327.101/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1307
LC item number
.R37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in international relations
Series volume
149
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  • Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis
  • Bismarck, Otto
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • International relations
  • Political realism
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Prussia (Germany)
  • United States
  • Bismarck, Otto
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis
  • Diplomatic relations
  • International relations
  • Political realism
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • United States
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Reasoning of state : realists, romantics and rationality in international relations, Brian C. Rathbun
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1089758219
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1 online resource (xi, 333 pages)
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online
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9781108612937
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations.
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remote
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(OCoLC)1089758219
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Reasoning of state : realists, romantics and rationality in international relations, Brian C. Rathbun
Publication
Copyright
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 13 Feb 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1089758219
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 333 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108612937
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1089758219

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