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Behavioral economics and nuclear weapons

Author: Anne Harrington; Jeffrey W Knopf
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Studies in security and international affairs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Recent discoveries in psychology and neuroscience have improved our understanding of why our decision making processes fail to match standard social science assumptions about rationality. As researchers such as Daniel Kahneman, Amos Tversky, and Richard Thaler have shown, people often depart in systematic ways from the predictions of the rational actor model of classic economic thought because of the influence of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Harrington; Jeffrey W Knopf
ISBN: 9780820355634 0820355631
OCLC Number: 1052876488
Description: xii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Applying insights from behavioral economics to nuclear decision making / Jeffrey W. Knopf and Anne I. Harrington --
Testing a cognitive theory of deterrence / Jeffrey D. Berejikian and Florian Justwan --
Disabling deterrence and preventing war: decision making at the end of the nuclear chain / Janice Gross Stein and Morielle I. Lotan --
The neurobiology of deterrence: lessons for U.S. and Chinese doctrine / Nicholas Wright --
Apocalypse now: rational choice before the unthinkable / Jean-Pierre Dupuy --
Sanctions, sequences, and statecraft: insights from behavioral economics / Etel Solingen --
Justice and the nonproliferation regime / Harald Müller --
Constructing U.S. ballistic missile defense: an information processing account of technology innovation / Zachary Zwald --
Homo Atomicus, an actor worth psychologizing? The problems of applying behavioral economics to nuclear strategy / Anne I. Harrington and John Downer.
Series Title: Studies in security and international affairs.
Responsibility: edited by Anne I. Harrington and Jeffrey W. Knopf.

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Applies the insights of behavioural economics to the study of nuclear weapons policy. Contributors to this collection examine how a behavioral approach might inform our understanding of topics such  Read more...

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