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Fighting for credibility : US reputation and international politics, Frank P. Harvey and John Mitton

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Fighting for credibility : US reputation and international politics
Title
Fighting for credibility
Title remainder
US reputation and international politics
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Frank P. Harvey and John Mitton
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Language
eng
Summary
"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."--
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1962-
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Harvey, Frank P.
Dewey number
327.73
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Mitton, John
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  • World politics
  • World politics
  • Reputation
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Politique mondiale
  • Politique mondiale
  • Réputation
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Reputation
  • World politics
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
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Fighting for credibility : US reputation and international politics, Frank P. Harvey and John Mitton
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction ; Chemical Weapons in Syria, 2012-13 ; Credibility and International Politics: The Case for Reputations; Credibility and International Politics: The Case against Reputations; Coercive Outcome in Syria ; Syria as a Deterrence/Compellence "Success"? ; Postscript ; Outline and Objectives
  • 1 Reputations Research and Premature Closure of Inquiry The Press-Mercer-Hopf Consensus ; 1.1 Hopf (1994) "Peripheral Visions" ; 1.2 Press (2005) "Calculating Credibility" ; 1.3 Mercer (1996) "Reputation and International Politics" ; Premature Closure of Inquiry: An Illustration
  • 1.4 Application of P-M-H Consensus Excludes Important Research on International ReputationsThe Missing Scholarship ; Conclusion ; 2 Reputations Matter: Rational Deterrence Theory and Credibility Reconsidered; 2.1 Four Core Prerequisites of Credible Coercive Threats ; RDT and Necessity and Sufficiency; Reassessing Fearon ; 2.2 Reputations and Imperfect Information
  • 2.3 Similarity and Transferability of Reputations and Credibility2.4 Reputations and Miscalculations ; 2.5 General versus Specific Reputations; 2.6 Reputations, Credibility, and Transferability Are in the Eyes of the Beholder; Conclusion ; 3 US Reputation Building in Deterrence Encounters, 1991-2003 ; Case 1 -- Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992-5) ; Case 2 -- Kosovo (1998-9)
  • Case 3 -- Iraq (1991-2003) Conclusion ; 4 The Strategic Logic of US Coercion: Explaining Deterrence Failures and Successes in Syria, 2011-13; 4.1 Defining Success in Syria; 4.2 Syria: RDT versus P-M-H ; US Reputations and Past Actions ; Escalation and Mission Creep ; 4.3 Protracted Crises, Probes, and Tipping Points ; Assad's Miscalculations
  • 4.4 Credibility Paradox -- Punishments and Promises
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970693937
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1 online resource
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online
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9781487511753
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctv1003ks1
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)970693937
Label
Fighting for credibility : US reputation and international politics, Frank P. Harvey and John Mitton
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction ; Chemical Weapons in Syria, 2012-13 ; Credibility and International Politics: The Case for Reputations; Credibility and International Politics: The Case against Reputations; Coercive Outcome in Syria ; Syria as a Deterrence/Compellence "Success"? ; Postscript ; Outline and Objectives
  • 1 Reputations Research and Premature Closure of Inquiry The Press-Mercer-Hopf Consensus ; 1.1 Hopf (1994) "Peripheral Visions" ; 1.2 Press (2005) "Calculating Credibility" ; 1.3 Mercer (1996) "Reputation and International Politics" ; Premature Closure of Inquiry: An Illustration
  • 1.4 Application of P-M-H Consensus Excludes Important Research on International ReputationsThe Missing Scholarship ; Conclusion ; 2 Reputations Matter: Rational Deterrence Theory and Credibility Reconsidered; 2.1 Four Core Prerequisites of Credible Coercive Threats ; RDT and Necessity and Sufficiency; Reassessing Fearon ; 2.2 Reputations and Imperfect Information
  • 2.3 Similarity and Transferability of Reputations and Credibility2.4 Reputations and Miscalculations ; 2.5 General versus Specific Reputations; 2.6 Reputations, Credibility, and Transferability Are in the Eyes of the Beholder; Conclusion ; 3 US Reputation Building in Deterrence Encounters, 1991-2003 ; Case 1 -- Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992-5) ; Case 2 -- Kosovo (1998-9)
  • Case 3 -- Iraq (1991-2003) Conclusion ; 4 The Strategic Logic of US Coercion: Explaining Deterrence Failures and Successes in Syria, 2011-13; 4.1 Defining Success in Syria; 4.2 Syria: RDT versus P-M-H ; US Reputations and Past Actions ; Escalation and Mission Creep ; 4.3 Protracted Crises, Probes, and Tipping Points ; Assad's Miscalculations
  • 4.4 Credibility Paradox -- Punishments and Promises
Control code
970693937
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781487511753
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1003ks1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)970693937

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