Theory of rational international politics

the logic of competition and cooperation
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Princeton University Press , Princeton
International relations -- Philosophy, Competition, International, International cooper
StatementCharles L. Glaser.
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LC ClassificationsJZ1305 .G555 2010
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Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL23713498M
ISBN 139780691143712, 9780691143729
LC Control Number2009038211

Rational Theory of International Politics demonstrates that variation in motives can be key to the choice of strategy; that the international environment sometimes favors cooperation over competition; and that information variables can be as important as material variables in.

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The Success and Failure of Rational Choice 3 Given all this, it can be said without great controversy that no other theoretical approach in this century has ever enjoyed the same level of ubiquity throughout the social sciences as the rational choice approach enjoys today.

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Charles L. Glaser is a professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs and Department of Political Science at George Washington University as well as director of the Elliott School's Institute for Security and Conflict Studies.

He is the author of several books, including Rational Theory of International Politics: The Logic of Competition and Cooperation. The Game Theory And Politics Words | 7 Pages. Game Theory and Politics Whenever Game theory is taught at colleges, politics is one area that is never touched upon as an application of game theory.

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brief introduction to rational choice theory, examine the application of rational choice analyses to EU politics, assess the empirical fruitfulness of such analyses and identify both internal and external challenges to the rational choice study of the EU.

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Rational judgments must be free of internal contradictions A coherence model of rationality implies a relationship between how one makes decisions and the desirability (or utility) of the outcome.