Between Anarchy and Hierarchy: A Theory of International Politics and Foreign Policy
'When the epistemology is sound, intelligence and hard work are sure to bring progress, as they have in this ambitious book by Robert Lieshout. Even some people, like me, who are not specialists in international relations, will find it useful.'<
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able actor model Adam Ferguson adapt anarchical system argument assumption attack attempt axiom becomes behavioural option bipolar Buridan's ass capacity changes Chapter choose collective behaviour conflict consequences cooperation coordination game costs credibility David Hume decision defence Definition demand behaviour dependence developed difference in power division of labour dominant coalition economic effect empirical scientists environment escalation existing solution expected marginal utility explain explanatory principle fact formulated Game of Chicken hierarchical system higher the probability human individuals participating human individuals taking Hume implies important inconsistency increase individual expects individual's international politics international system intervention invested Kenneth Waltz latter legitimacy means of violence mutual nature organization's outcome players political problem political process Popper possible proportion proposition reach reality realization relationship rent-seeking repeated Prisoner's Dilemma result Robert Gilpin rules Section situation small powers Soviet Soviet Union Stag Hunt state's strategy structure successful superpowers Theorem theory Thomas Schelling threat Waltz