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- DescriptionIn this volume, Richard Ned Lebow introduces his own constructivist theory of political order and international relations based on theories of motives and identity formation drawn from the ancient Greeks. His theory stresses the human need for self-esteem, and shows how it influences political behavior at every level of social aggregation. Lebow develops ideal-type worlds associated with four motives: appetite, spirit, reason and fear, and demonstrates how each generates a different logic concerning cooperation, conflict and risk-taking. Expanding and documenting the utility of his theory in a series of historical case studies, ranging from classical Greece to the war in Iraq, he presents a vel explanation for the rise of the state and the causes of war, and offers a reformulation of prospect theory. This is a vel theory of politics by one of the world's leading scholars of international relations.
- Author BiographyRichard Ned Lebow is James O. Freedman Presidential Professor of Government at Dartmouth College. He is the author of The Tragic Vision of Politics (Cambridge, 2003) which was the winner of the Alexander L. George Book Award of the International Society of Political Psychology, 2005.
- PrizesWinner of American Political Science Association: Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award 2009 and British International Studies Association Susan Strange Book Prize 2009.
- Author(s)Richard Ned Lebow
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication11/12/2008
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note5 tables
- Weight1200 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine41 mm
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