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Of Friends and Foes: Reputation and Learning in International Politics

Mark Crescenzi


Reputations abound in world politics, but we know little about how reputations form and evolve: namely, how do countries form reputations? Do these reputations affect interstate politics in the global arena? In this book, Crescenzi develops a theory of reputation dynamics to help identify when reputations form in ways that affect world politics, both in the realms of international conflict and cooperation. A reputation for honoring one’s obligations in a treaty, for example, canmake a state a more attractive ally; on the other hand, a reputation for war and conflict can triggermore of the same ... More

Keywords: International Relations, World Politics, Reputation, Conflict, War, Cooperation, Alliances and Alliance Formation

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190609528
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190609528.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Crescenzi, author
University of North Carolina

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Part One A Theory of Reputation and its Place in World Politics

Part Two Evidence: The Influence of Reputation on Cooperation and Conflict

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