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Crisis Diplomacy : The Great Powers since the Mid-Nineteenth Century - James L. Richardson

Crisis Diplomacy

The Great Powers since the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Paperback Published: 28th November 1994
ISBN: 9780521459877
Number Of Pages: 440

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Why do some international crises lead to war, while others are resolved peacefully? Does the outcome depend mainly on underlying structural causes, or on decision makers' choices and diplomacy? In this book James Richardson examines nine major international crises from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in order to explain the differing outcomes of each. The author evaluates the main theories that have served to explain crisis behavior, emphasizing the conflict between theories based on an assumption of rationality, and those which emphasize the nonrational.

'Richardson has written an old-fasioned good book, bringing together scholarship, learning, judgement, conceptualisation and theory ... an important contribution to the field.' World Affairs

List of tablesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introduction: aims and approachp. 3
Theories of crisis behaviourp. 10
'Crisis management' versus 'crisis diplomacy'p. 25
The Eastern crisis, 1839-1841p. 37
The Crimean war crisis, 1853-1854p. 69
The Russo-Japanese crisis, 1903-1904p. 106
The Sudeten crisis, 1938p. 135
The Franco-Prussian and Agadir crisesp. 161
Pearl Harbor and the Berlin crisesp. 181
Crises and the international system: arenas, alignments and normsp. 219
The choice of goals: values, interests and objectivesp. 236
Selective perception and misperceptionp. 255
Crisis bargainingp. 281
Internal politicsp. 306
The outcome and the risk of warp. 327
Conclusions: theory and policyp. 349
Notesp. 370
Select bibliographyp. 412
Indexp. 419
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ISBN: 9780521459877
ISBN-10: 0521459877
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 28th November 1994
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.27  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.62