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War and happiness : the role of temperament in the assessment of resolve

Author: Peter S Jenkins
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
Series: Online access with purchase: Springer.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This groundbreaking book explains how the happiness levels of leaders, politicians and diplomats affect their assessments of the resolve of their state's adversaries and allies. Its innovative methodology includes case studies of the origins of twelve wars with Anglo-American involvement from 1853 to 2003 and the psycholinguistic text mining of the British Hansard and the U.S. Congressional Record. Peter S. Jenkins  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jenkins, Peter S.
War and Happiness : The Role of Temperament in the Assessment of Resolve.
Cham : Palgrave Macmillan US, ©2019
(OCoLC)1083463426
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter S Jenkins
ISBN: 9783030140786 3030140784 3030140776 9783030140779
OCLC Number: 1104718830
Description: 1 online resource (383 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Explanatory Style Explained --
3. Theories of Reputation for Resolve --
from Thucydides to Prospect Theory --
4. Text Mining the British Hansard --
5. Text Mining the U.S. Congressional Record --
6. The Four Crises Leading to the First World War --
7. The Appeasement of Nazi Germany --
8. The Crimean War versus the Suez Crisis --
9. The Falkland Islands War versus the Spanish-American War --
10. Pearl Harbor --
11. The Korean War versus the Gulf War --
12. The Vietnam War versus the Iraq War --
13. The Yom Kippur War and the Soviet-Afghan War --
14. Donald Trump and the Future of American Foreign Policy: Syria, Iran and North Korea --
15. The Leader and the Emotional Climate --
16. Conclusion.
Series Title: Online access with purchase: Springer.
Responsibility: Peter S. Jenkins.

Abstract:

This groundbreaking book explains how the happiness levels of leaders, politicians and diplomats affect their assessments of the resolve of their state's adversaries and allies. Its innovative methodology includes case studies of the origins of twelve wars with Anglo-American involvement from 1853 to 2003 and the psycholinguistic text mining of the British Hansard and the U.S. Congressional Record. Peter S. Jenkins is Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in Toronto, Canada, and recently taught in the Faculty of Law of Monash University in Prato, Italy. He is a member of the State Bar of California.--

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