Sumit Ganguly & William R. Thompson
Title Asian Rivalries: Conflict, Escalation and Limitations on Two-level Games
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Cambridge University Press 2012
Seller ID 101470
The most typical treatment of international relations is to conceive it as a battle between two antagonistic states volleying back and forth. In reality interstate relations are often at least two-level games in which decision-makers operate not only in an international environment but also in a competitive domestic context. Given that interstate rivalries are responsible for a disproportionate share of discord in world politics this book sets out to explain just how these two-level rivalries really work. By reference to specific cases specialists on Asian rivalries examine three related questions: what is the mix of internal (domestic politics) and external (interstate politics) stimuli in the dynamics of their rivalries; in what types of circumstances do domestic politics become the predominant influence on rivalry dynamics; when domestic politics become predominant is their effect more likely to lead to the escalation or de-escalation of rivalry hostility? By pulling together the threads laid out by each contributor the editors create a ‘grounded theory’ for interstate rivalries that breaks new ground in international relations theory.Printed Pages: 268.
Asian Rivalries: Conflict, Escalation and Limitations on Two-level Games Sumit Ganguly & William R. Thompson