Appeasement DA 2 - Michigan7 2013


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Unformatted text preview: agnostic in that states use the experiences of others to update their beliefs about the intentions of others ; and vicarious, or diffuse, in that states learn from experiences in which they are not directly involved (Jervis 1976; Leng 1983; Levy 1994). Best studies of credibility prove it influences international relations Gibler ‘8 [Douglas M. Gibler Department of Political Science University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa “The Costs of Reneging: Reputation and Alliance Formation” The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 52, No. 3 (Jun., 2008), pp. 426­454] I argue above that alliance formation provides an excellent alternative for testing the effects of state reputation. More isolated from the strategic selection of deterrence situations, with a public signal that remains relatively constant across time, region, and even perhaps situation, state reputations formed by honoring or violating alliance commitments offer many advantages for testing a seemingly intangible quality like reputati...
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