Leaders and International Conflict

ISBN-10: 1107660734

ISBN-13: 9781107660731

Edition: 2011

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List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of tables
List of figures
Acknowledgments
Online appendices
Leaders
The central question
The central argument
Leaders in the study of international politics
Is war costly for leaders'?
Conclusions
Why and when do leaders fight?
How leaders are removed from office
Explaining the forcible removal from office
Fighting and gambling for survival
International conflict and regular removals
Competing leader-level explanations of international conflict
In- and out-group bias
Evaluation
Competence
Evaluation
Conclusions
International conflict and the fate of leaders
Introduction
The manner and consequences of losing office
International conflict and the fate of leaders
Competing risks: regular and forcible removals
Testing the hypotheses
Under what conditions?
Conflict and domestic political institutions
Conflict and domestic political unrest
Conflict and economic development
Conflict and economic growth
Summary
Conclusions
The fate of leaders and incentives to fight
Introduction
Measuring the risk of losing of office
A statistical test of our theory of conflict initiation
The risk of conflict initiation
Conflict outcomes
An overview of the findings from the statistical model
Regime type
State of the economy
International political context
Conclusions
Case studies: Central America 1840-1918
Introduction
Central America
Empirical strategy
Ideology and international conflict in Central America
Birth pangs of independence 1840-48 148
The return of Morazan
Malespin and the Liberal exiles in Nicaragua
The fall of Carrera
Conservatism ascendant 1849-71 156
The return of Carrera
Cabanas comes to power
The National War
Gerardo Barrios
The return of Liberalism 1872-1918
The rise and demise of Justo Rufino Barrios
The era of Zelaya and Estrada Cabrera
A problem (largely) solved: the Washington Treaty
Conclusions
Conclusions
Summary
Implications
Conclusions
data and measurement
Archigos: a data set of leaders
Dependent variables
Explanatory variables
Bibliography
Index
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