Trust and Mistrust in International Relations
By (author) Andrew H. Kydd
Normal Price: $65.00
Your Price: $58.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.93 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Trust and Mistrust in International Relations by Andrew H. Kydd
Book DescriptionThe difference between war and peace can be a matter of trust. States that trust each other can cooperate and remain at peace. States that mistrust each other enough can wage preventive wars, attacking now in fear that the other side will attack in the future. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Kydd develops a theory of trust in international relations and applies it to the Cold War. Grounded in a realist tradition but arriving at conclusions very different from current realist approaches, this theory is the first systematic game theoretic approach to trust in international relations, and is also the first to explicitly consider how we as external observers should make inferences about the trustworthiness of states. Kydd makes three major claims. First, while trustworthy states may enter conflict, when we see conflict we should become more convinced that the states involved are untrustworthy. Second, strong states, traditionally thought to promote cooperation, can do so only if they are relatively trustworthy. Third, even states that strongly mistrust each other can reassure each other and cooperate provided they are trustworthy. The book's historical chapters focus on the growing mistrust at the beginning of the Cold War. Contrary to the common view that both sides were willing to compromise but failed because of mistrust, Kydd argues that most of the mistrust in the Cold War was justified, because the Soviets were not trustworthy.
Buy Trust and Mistrust in International Relations book by Andrew H. Kydd from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780691133881
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 6-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Andrew H. Kydd
International Relations Theory, Paperback (January 2015)» View all books by Andrew H. Kydd
A new introduction to the game theoretic approach to international relations theory for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Trust and Mistrust in International Relations book by Andrew H. Kydd and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Andrew H. Kydd
Andrew H. Kydd is associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687