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Why leaders lie : the truth about lying in international politics

Author: John J Mearsheimer
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an analysis of the lying behavior of political leaders, discussing the reasons why it occurs, the different types of lies, and the costs and benefits to the public and other countries that result from it, with examples from the recent past.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John J Mearsheimer
ISBN: 9780199758739 0199758735 0199975450 9780199975457
OCLC Number: 593639329
Description: xi, 142 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What is lying? --
The inventory of international lies --
Lying between states --
Fearmongering --
Strategic cover-ups --
Nationalist myths --
Liberal lies --
The downside of telling international lies.
Responsibility: John J. Mearsheimer.
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Presents an analysis of the lying behavior of political leaders, discussing the reasons why it occurs, the different types of lies, and the costs and benefits to the public and other countries that result from it, with examples from the recent past.

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