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作者 Harvey, Frank P. (Frank Paul), 1962-, author
書名 Fighting for credibility : US reputation and international politics / Frank P. Harvey and John Mitton
出版項 Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2016]
©2016
國際標準書號 9781487500757 (cloth)
9781487520540 (paper)
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 人文社會聯圖  E183.7 .H26 2016    到期 05-10-21    30610020543641
說明 ix, 300 pages ; 24 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-292) and index
Reputations research and premature closure of inquiry -- Reputations matter : rational deterrence theory and credibility reconsidered -- US reputation building in deterrence encounters, 1991-2003 -- The strategic logic of US coercion : explaining failures and successes in Syria, 2011-2013 -- RDT, domestic politics, and audience costs -- Reputations, credibility, and transferability : reconsidering Syria's relevance to Iran, North Korea, and beyond -- Responding to critics : alternative explanations and competing policy recommendations -- Expanding theory-policy gaps in international relations
"When Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against his own people in Syria, he clearly crossed President Barack Obama's "red line." At the time, many argued that the president had to bomb in order to protect America's reputation for toughness, and therefore its credibility, abroad; others countered that concerns regarding reputation were overblown, and that reputations are irrelevant for coercive diplomacy. Whether international reputations matter is the question at the heart of Fighting for Credibility. For skeptics, past actions and reputations have no bearing on an adversary's assessment of credibility; power and interests alone determine whether a threat is believed. Using a nuanced and sophisticated theory of rational deterrence, Frank P. Harvey and John Mitton argue the opposite: ignoring reputations sidesteps important factors about how adversaries perceive threats. Focusing on cases of asymmetric US encounters with smaller powers since the end of the Cold War including Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Syria, Harvey and Mitton reveal that reputations matter for credibility in international politics. This dynamic and deeply documented study successfully brings reputation back to the table of foreign diplomacy."-- Provided by publisher
主題 World politics -- 1995-2005
World politics -- 21st century
Reputation -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1993-2001
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2009-
Politique mondiale -- 1995-2005
Politique mondiale -- 21e siècle
Réputation -- États-Unis
États-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- 1993-2001
États-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- 2001-2009
États-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- 2009-
Diplomatic relations. fast (OCoLC)fst01907412
Reputation. fast (OCoLC)fst01763600
World politics. fast (OCoLC)fst01181381
United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
Since 1993 fast
Aussenpolitik gnd
Glaubwürdigkeit gnd
Internationale Politik gnd
Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer Bitterfeld gnd
Alt Author Mitton, John, author
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