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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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- Fall '08
- Civil War, rationalist explanations, James D. Fearon, D. Fearon