The Resource Reputation and international politics, Jonathan Mercer

Reputation and international politics, Jonathan Mercer

Label
Reputation and international politics
Title
Reputation and international politics
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Mercer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By approaching an important foreign policy issue from a new angle, Jonathan Mercer comes to a startling, controversial discovery: a nation's reputation is not worth fighting for. He presents the most comprehensive examination to date of what defines a reputation when it is likely to emerge in international politics, and with what consequences. Mercer examines reputation formation in a series of crises before World War I. He tests competing arguments, one from deterrence theory, the other from social psychology, to see which better predicts and explains how reputations form. He extends his findings to address contemporary crises such as the Gulf War, and considers how culture, gender and nuclear weapons affect reputation. Throughout history, wars have been fought in the name of reputation. Mercer rebuts this politically powerful argument, shows that reputations form differently than we thought, and offers policy advice to decision-makers
Dewey number
327.1/01
Index
index present
LC call number
JX1391
LC item number
.M437 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in security affairs
Label
Reputation and international politics, Jonathan Mercer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • glg
Contents
1. Reputation and Deterrence Theory -- 2. Reputation and Psychology -- 3. The First Moroccan Crisis -- 4. The Bosnia-Herzegovina Crisis -- 5. The Agadir Crisis -- 6. Conclusion
Control code
000011830436
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 236 p.
Isbn
9780801430558
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95035449
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b17467536
System control number
  • C01108308136
  • (OCoLC)32894358

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
Processing Feedback ...