Dangerous Democracies and Partying Prime Ministers : Domestic Political Contexts and Foreign Policy
This book examines the powerful effect of the inner political structures (political parties and electoral systems) and processes (electoral cycles) of democratic states upon leaders' foreign policy decisions by appealing to the belief that leaders wish to remain in power. The use of both a game theoretic model and statistical assessment provide a rigorous and logical framework to examine how differences among democratic states affect their behavior.
- Hardback | 133 pages
- 157.48 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
- 30 Mar 2010
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Professor Atkinson makes an important contribution to the literature on democracy and foreign policy orientation. The deductive theoretical work is top-notch and supported by empirical analysis. -- Charles Boehmer, University of Texas at El Paso Chad Atkinson offers an insightful analysis of the relationship between leaders and legislators when making foreign policy decisions. Theoretically solid, methodologically sophisticated, and relevant to policy, Dangerous Democracies and Partying Prime Ministers makes a first rate contribution to existing literatures on the democratic peace and two-level games. -- Brandon C. Prins, University of Tennessee
About Chad Atkinson
Chad Atkinson is associate professor of Political Science at Wright State University.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Domestic Sources of International Behavior Chapter 2 Concepts Chapter 3 Parties in Israel Chapter 4 From Game Theory to Statistical Testing Chapter 5 Hypotheses Chapter 6 Summary: Where to go from here