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Perfect Deterrence

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ISBN-10: 0521787130

ISBN-13: 9780521787130

Edition: 2000

Authors: Frank C. Zagare, D. Marc Kilgour, Thomas Biersteker, Chris Brown, Phil Cerny

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An important and timely contribution to International Relations and political science, this is the first general analysis of deterrence since the end of the Cold War. Using non-cooperative game theory, the authors develop a new approach to deterrence (Perfect Deterrence Theory), which they apply to unilateral and mutual direct-deterrence relationships, and to extended-deterrence relationships supported by deployment policies such as Massive Retaliation and Flexible Response. The authors focus on the relationship among capabilities, preferences, credibility, and outcomes to achieve a new understanding of threats and responses. Some surprising conclusions emerge, indicating that credible…    
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Book details

List price: $64.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/21/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 442
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Theoretical Underpinnings
Classical deterrence theory
Rationality and deterrence
Credibility: the magic ingredient of deterrence
Direct Deterrence
Uncertainty and mutual deterrence
Unilateral deterrence
Extended Deterrence
Extended deterrence
Modeling massive retaliation
Modeling flexible response
Crisis, escalation, and limited war
Perfect deterrence theory