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Author Zagare, Frank C.

Title Perfect deterrence / Frank C. Zagare and D. Marc Kilgour.

Publication Info. Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2000]


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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 414 pages) : illustrations.
Series Cambridge studies in international relations ; 72
Cambridge studies in international relations ; 72.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Classical deterrence theory -- Rationality and deterrence -- Credibility and deterrence -- Uncertainty and mutual deterrence -- Unilateral deterrence -- Modeling extended deterrence -- Modeling massive retaliation -- Modeling flexible response -- Limited war, crisis escalation, and extended deterrence -- Perfect deterrence theory.
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Summary An important and timely contribution to International Relations and political science, this is the first general analysis of deterrence since the end of the Cold War. Using non-cooperative game theory, the authors develop a new approach to deterrence (Perfect Deterrence Theory), which they apply to unilateral and mutual direct-deterrence relationships, and to extended-deterrence relationships supported by deployment policies such as Massive Retaliation and Flexible Response. The authors focus on the relationship among capabilities, preferences, credibility, and outcomes to achieve a new understanding of threats and responses. Some surprising conclusions emerge, indicating that credible threats to respond to attack can sometimes make an attack more likely, and that incredible response threats can sometimes promote peace. With the application of deterrence theory in diverse social settings, and historical examples from before, during, and after the Cold War, this book provides a welcome new examination of the subject.
Subject Deterrence (Strategy)
HISTORY -- Military -- Nuclear Warfare.
Deterrence (Strategy) (OCoLC)fst00891658
Afschrikking (polemologie)
Added Author Kilgour, D. Marc.
Other Form: Print version: Zagare, Frank C. Perfect deterrence. Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, ©2000 (DLC) 99088000
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