Irrationality in International Confrontation.

Author:   Robert Mandel
Publisher:   ABC-CLIO
Volume:   No 185
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9780313259500


Pages:   162
Publication Date:   04 August 1987
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Author:   Robert Mandel
Publisher:   ABC-CLIO
Imprint:   Praeger Publishers Inc
Volume:   No 185
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 22.00cm
Weight:   0.376kg
ISBN:  

9780313259500


ISBN 10:   031325950
Pages:   162
Publication Date:   04 August 1987
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Acknowledgments Introduction The Nature of Irrationality Methodology for Case Study Analysis Stick-in-the-Mud Irrationality--Successes Stick-in-the-Mud Irrationality--Failures Daredevil Irrationality--Successes Daredevil Irrationality--Failures Evaluation of Case Study Patterns Policy Implications Notes Selected Bibliography Index

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The purpose of [the book] is to take a first step in showing when, how, and why irrationality can be more or less effective as a policy foundation in international confrontations.' Using four dimensions of irrationality, twelve case studies of irrationality in foreign policy in the 1980s are examined, under two main headings: stick-in-the-mud' irrationality and daredevil' irrationality. Six are rated as successes' and six as failures.' The author frankly admits that it is relatively difficult to make across-the-board distinctions between rational and irrational states.' The four chapters of case studies are preceded by two on the nature of irrationality and on methodology, and are followed by two presenting a comparative evaluation of the case study findings and some comments on policy implications. The concept of irrationality is a central theme is psychoanalysis and has frequently been applied to foreign policy behavior.... Mandel's volume should be of interest to anyone who wishes to investigate this dimension of international relations. Upper-division and graduate students and general readers. -Choice The purpose of �the book� is to take a first step in showing when, how, and why irrationality can be more or less effective as a policy foundation in international confrontations.' Using four dimensions of irrationality, twelve case studies of irrationality in foreign policy in the 1980s are examined, under two main headings: stick-in-the-mud' irrationality and daredevil' irrationality. Six are rated as successes' and six as failures.' The author frankly admits that it is relatively difficult to make across-the-board distinctions between rational and irrational states.' The four chapters of case studies are preceded by two on the nature of irrationality and on methodology, and are followed by two presenting a comparative evaluation of the case study findings and some comments on policy implications. The concept of irrationality is a central theme is psychoanalysis and has frequently been applied to foreign policy behavior.... Mandel's volume should be of interest to anyone who wishes to investigate this dimension of international relations. Upper-division and graduate students and general readers. -Choice ?The purpose of [the book] is to take a first step in showing when, how, and why irrationality can be more or less effective as a policy foundation in international confrontations.' Using four dimensions of irrationality, twelve case studies of irrationality in foreign policy in the 1980s are examined, under two main headings: stick-in-the-mud' irrationality and daredevil' irrationality. Six are rated as successes' and six as failures.' The author frankly admits that it is relatively difficult to make across-the-board distinctions between rational and irrational states.' The four chapters of case studies are preceded by two on the nature of irrationality and on methodology, and are followed by two presenting a comparative evaluation of the case study findings and some comments on policy implications. The concept of irrationality is a central theme is psychoanalysis and has frequently been applied to foreign policy behavior.... Mandel's volume should be of interest to anyone who wishes to investigate this dimension of international relations. Upper-division and graduate students and general readers.?-Choice


The purpose of [the book] is to take a first step in showing when, how, and why irrationality can be more or less effective as a policy foundation in international confrontations.' Using four dimensions of irrationality, twelve case studies of irrationality in foreign policy in the 1980s are examined, under two main headings: stick-in-the-mud' irrationality and daredevil' irrationality. Six are rated as successes' and six as failures.' The author frankly admits that it is relatively difficult to make across-the-board distinctions between rational and irrational states.' The four chapters of case studies are preceded by two on the nature of irrationality and on methodology, and are followed by two presenting a comparative evaluation of the case study findings and some comments on policy implications. The concept of irrationality is a central theme is psychoanalysis and has frequently been applied to foreign policy behavior.... Mandel's volume should be of interest to anyone who wishes to investigate this dimension of international relations. Upper-division and graduate students and general readers. -Choice The purpose of Ythe book is to take a first step in showing when, how, and why irrationality can be more or less effective as a policy foundation in international confrontations.' Using four dimensions of irrationality, twelve case studies of irrationality in foreign policy in the 1980s are examined, under two main headings: stick-in-the-mud' irrationality and daredevil' irrationality. Six are rated as successes' and six as failures.' The author frankly admits that it is relatively difficult to make across-the-board distinctions between rational and irrational states.' The four chapters of case studies are preceded by two on the nature of irrationality and on methodology, and are followed by two presenting a comparative evaluation of the case study findings and some comments on policy implications. The concept of irrationality is a central theme is psychoanalysis and has frequently been applied to foreign policy behavior.... Mandel's volume should be of interest to anyone who wishes to investigate this dimension of international relations. Upper-division and graduate students and general readers. -Choice ?The purpose of [the book] is to take a first step in showing when, how, and why irrationality can be more or less effective as a policy foundation in international confrontations.' Using four dimensions of irrationality, twelve case studies of irrationality in foreign policy in the 1980s are examined, under two main headings: stick-in-the-mud' irrationality and daredevil' irrationality. Six are rated as successes' and six as failures.' The author frankly admits that it is relatively difficult to make across-the-board distinctions between rational and irrational states.' The four chapters of case studies are preceded by two on the nature of irrationality and on methodology, and are followed by two presenting a comparative evaluation of the case study findings and some comments on policy implications. The concept of irrationality is a central theme is psychoanalysis and has frequently been applied to foreign policy behavior.... Mandel's volume should be of interest to anyone who wishes to investigate this dimension of international relations. Upper-division and graduate students and general readers.?-Choice


?The purpose of [the book] is to take a first step in showing when, how, and why irrationality can be more or less effective as a policy foundation in international confrontations.' Using four dimensions of irrationality, twelve case studies of irrationality in foreign policy in the 1980s are examined, under two main headings: stick-in-the-mud' irrationality and daredevil' irrationality. Six are rated as successes' and six as failures.' The author frankly admits that it is relatively difficult to make across-the-board distinctions between rational and irrational states.' The four chapters of case studies are preceded by two on the nature of irrationality and on methodology, and are followed by two presenting a comparative evaluation of the case study findings and some comments on policy implications. The concept of irrationality is a central theme is psychoanalysis and has frequently been applied to foreign policy behavior.... Mandel's volume should be of interest to anyone who wishes to investigate this dimension of international relations. Upper-division and graduate students and general readers.?-Choice


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ROBERT MANDEL is Professor of International Affairs at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

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