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Author Jenkins, Peter S.,
Title War and happiness : the role of temperament in the assessment of resolve / Peter S. Jenkins.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]

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Subject International relations -- Psychological aspects.
War -- Psychological aspects.
Description 1 online resource (383 pages)
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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.
Summary 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.-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9783030140786 (electronic bk.)
3030140784 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1104718830
Additional Format Print version: Jenkins, Peter S. War and Happiness : The Role of Temperament in the Assessment of Resolve. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan US, 2019 9783030140779 (OCoLC)1083463426.