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> Formal Models of Crisis Bargaining

Formal Models of Crisis Bargaining Applications in the Politics of Conflict


, University of Pittsburgh
Published 2023


Over the last quarter century, crisis bargaining has become the prevailing paradigm for the study of war. This textbook presents a concise and approachable overview of the crisis bargaining literature, surveying the canonical formal models in the bargaining approach to war. It begins by considering different explanations for war, then delves into two classes of explanation: commitment problems and incomplete information. This textbook is essential reading for advanced undergraduates, graduates, and researchers alike. Each chapter delves into a specific part…

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  • Provides a concise and intelligible overview of crisis bargaining for undergraduates
  • An essential reference resource and learning tool for graduates wishing to publish their own original research
  • Each chapter delves into a specific part of the puzzle, rigorously unravelling the twisted logic that causes wars to begin
  • Contains over 70 illuminating figures illustrating the strategic reasoning outlined in the text
  • Offers more than 100 exercises covering the full spectrum of difficulty, helping readers test and clarify their own understanding

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