Catalogue


The Blackwell encyclopaedia of political science /
edited by Vernon Bogdanor.
edition
[Paperback ed.]. --
imprint
Oxford : Blackwell Reference, 1991.
description
xvi, 667 p.
ISBN
0631183043 (pbk) :
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Oxford : Blackwell Reference, 1991.
isbn
0631183043 (pbk) :
general note
First published under title: The Blackwell encyclopaedia of political institutions. London : Blackwell, 1987.
Includes index.
catalogue key
2256505
A Look Inside
Summaries
Main Description
Hailed by the American Library Association as an 'Outstanding Reference Source', this book elucidates the terms, concepts and ideas central to the study of politics, with in-depth articles written by many of the world's leading political scientists. Among the topics analysed are types of political organization (such as democracy, oligarchy, dictatorship) of political community (confederation, empire) and of political party (socialist, liberal, conservative). Leading political scientists of the past are also represented. Comprehensive reading lists are included for all main topics, and there is a full index. This new paperback edition of the Encyclopaedia maintains its purpose as being both a reliable work of scholarship for specialists in political science and related disciplines, and also an accessible guide for anyone with an interest in politics today.
Unpaid Annotation
In this path-breaking theoretical work, political scientist Steven Brams and mathematician Mark Kilgour show how game theory can be applied to the rigorous development and thoughtful analysis of several critical problems that afflict the security of nations, from the deterrence of foes who might launch attacks, to the stabilization of crises that could explode into wars. In addition, they analyze a variety of related questions, including the interlocking preferences that fuel arms races, the strategic impact that Star Wars may have on nuclear deterrence, and optimal strategies for verifying arms control treaties. Of interest to students on international relations and foreign policy as well as those concerned with the formal analysis of conflict, Game Theory and National Security provides new foundations for understanding the rational basis of international conflict."

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