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作者 Rathbun, Brian C., 1973- author
書名 Reasoning of state : realists, romantics and rationality in international relations / Brian C. Rathbun
出版項 [New York, New York] : Cambridge University Press, [2019]
國際標準書號 9781108427425 (hardback : alk. paper)
9781108446181 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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說明 pages cm
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附註 "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"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
The psychology of rationality : cognitive style in international relations -- The three Rʹs of international relations : realism, romanticism and rationality -- Little Bismarcks : a laboratory experiment on variation in rational thinking and rational behavior -- The "Prince" among men : Bismarckʹs realpolitik in Prussian politics -- Cold blood and iron : Bismarck, the struggle with Austria and German unification -- Blind faith : Richelieu, the devoted, and France in counter-reformation Europe -- "Blood, toil, tears and sweat" : Churchill, romanticism and the rational appeasement debate -- "In defeat, defiance" : Churchill in words (1935-39) and in deeds (1940) -- "Beginning the world all over again" : resolving the paradox of Ronald Reagan -- Winning one as the Gipper? : Reaganʹs administration and American engagement with the Soviet Union -- Conclusion : the irrationality of rational choice : saving a paradigm from itself
主題 Political realism -- Case studies
International relations -- Case studies
International relations -- Philosophy
Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis, duc de, 1585-1642 -- Psychology
Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von, 1815-1898 -- Psychology
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 -- Psychology
Reagan, Ronald -- Psychology
Prussia (Germany) -- Foreign relations -- 19th century -- Decision making
France -- Foreign relations -- 17th century -- Decision making
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 20th century -- Decision making
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century -- Decision making
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