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Trust and Mistrust in International Relations

ISBN-10: 0691133883
ISBN-13: 9780691133881
Edition: 2005
Authors: Andrew H. Kydd
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

The difference between war and peace can be a matter of trust. Andrew Kydd develops a theory of trust in international relations and applies it to the Cold War. He looks at how we, as external observers, should make inferences about the trustworthiness of states.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Trust and International Relations
Introduction
Defining Trust
Trust and International Relations
Methodology
A Road Map
Conclusion
Trust and the Security Dilemma
The Security Dilemma Game
Introducing Uncertainty
Equilibria with Uncertainty
Achieving Cooperation
The Effects of Cooperation and Noncooperation
Conclusion
Appendix
Fear and the Origins of the Cold War
The Spiral of Fear
The Spiral Model
The Spiral Game
Equilibria in the Spiral Game
Defection and Fear
The External Observer's Perspective
Conclusion
Appendix
The Origins of Mistrust: 1945-50
Explaining the Origins of the Cold War
Setting the Stage: Motivations and Beliefs in 1945
The Fate of Poland
Bulgaria and Romania
The Iranian Crisis
The Turkish Crisis
The Truman Doctrine
Hungary and Czechoslovakia
The Korean War
Conclusion
European Cooperation and the Rebirth of Germany
Trust, Hegemony, and Cooperation
Multilateral Cooperation
The Multilateral Trust Game
Equilibria in the Game
The Payoffs and Cooperation
Geography and Mistrust
Hegemony and Cooperation
Conclusion
Appendix
European Cooperation and Germany, 1945-55
Explaining European Cooperation
The Road to Bizonia
The Origins of the Western Bloc: 1947
The Brussels Pact and the London Accords
The Birth of NATO and West Germany
German Rearmament
The Death of the EDC and the NATO Solution
The Perspectives Revisited
Conclusion
Reassurance and the End of the Cold War
Reassurance
Reassurance in International Relations
The Reassurance Game
Equilibria in the Reassurance Game
Costly Signals versus Cheap Talk
The Size of the Signal
When Reassurance Works
Conclusion
Appendix
The End of the Cold War: 1985-91
Explaining the End of the Cold War
New Thinking before 1985
The Advent of Gorbachev
The INF Treaty
Afghanistan, Liberalization, and the UN Speech
The Sinatra Doctrine
Less Socialism, More Unity
The End of the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire
The Depth of Trust
Conclusion
Trust and Mistrust in the Post-Cold War Era
Conclusion
The Solitary Superpower
The Post-Cold War Decade
The Twenty-first Century
Bibliography
Index

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