Principles of international politics: people's power, preferences, and perceptions

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CQ Press, 2003 - Political Science - 665 pages
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[This] book explores at length trade sanctions, pressures for trade protectionism, and their links to domestic political considerations, as well as issues of international law, international organizations, and alliance formation and reliability ... The book lays out competing arguments and evaluates both their logical coherence and empirical liability, frequently combining historical examples with nontechnical summaries of statistical evidence ... The book introduces methods for investigating foreign policy decisions from the strategic perspective, beginning with concepts in their simplest forms and gradually building on that knowledge, keeping undergraduates' capabilities foremost in mind ... Students are exposed to tools that include decision theory, social choice theory, and game theory. The book teaches them to calculate expected utilities, solve complete information games and simple incomplete information games, and evaluate one-dimensional and two-dimensional spatial models.-Pref.

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Foundations of International Politics
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Modern Political Economic History and International Politics
Evaluating Arguments about International Politics 51
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