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Author Johnson, Dominic D. P., 1974-
Title Failing to win : perceptions of victory and defeat in international politics / Dominic D.P. Johnson and Dominic Tierney.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006.

Subject War -- Public opinion.
War -- Psychological aspects.
International relations -- Public opinion.
International relations -- Psychological aspects.
World politics.
Alt Name Tierney, Dominic, 1977-
Description 1 online resource (345 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-331) and index.
Contents ""CONTENTS""; ""1. Introduction""; ""2. Score-keeping""; ""3. Match-fixing""; ""4. Sources of Variation""; ""5. The Cuban Missile Crisis""; ""6. The Tet Offensive""; ""7. The Yom Kippur War""; ""8. The U.S. Intervention in Somalia""; ""9. America at War""; ""10. Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Index""
Summary How do people decide which country came out ahead in a war or a crisis? In Failing to Win, Dominic Johnson and Dominic Tierney dissect the psychological factors that predispose leaders, media, and the public to perceive outcomes as victories or defeats--often creating wide gaps between perceptions and reality.
Note In English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780674039179 (electronic bk.)
0674039173 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.4159/9780674039179
OCLC # 432675786
Additional Format Print version: Johnson, Dominic D.P., 1974- Failing to win. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006 0674023242 9780674023246 (DLC) 2006043575 (OCoLC)67945685