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Rationalist Explanations for War (By James D. Fearon)
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Rationalist Explanations for War James D. Fearon tried to get an answer about the puzzle of war: even though war is costly to states, states still fight. His answers can summarize as three types: 1) leaders or states sometimes irrational, 2) since leaders do not pay the costs of war, they can decide to war, 3) although rational leaders recognize the costs of war, they can choose war. Among these answers, Fearon interested in
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Unformatted text preview: third answer, and he tried to find a logic Rationalist Explanations for War Rationalist explanations of war cannot explain why leaders do not choose to negotiate in order to avoid war, and indicates three alternatives: 1) Absence of negotiation may be due to the private information or to an incentive to misrepresent information about state power. 2) A settlement may not arise due to commitment problems....
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