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Learning and foreign policy: sweeping a conceptual minefield
Do political leaders learn from historical experience, and do the lessons of history influence their foreign policy preferences and decisions? It appears that decision makers are always seeking toExpand
Case Studies: Types, Designs, and Logics of Inference
  • J. Levy
  • Computer Science
  • 1 February 2008
A typology of case studies based on their purposes is constructed, including idiographic, hypothesis-generating, hypotheses-testing, and plausibility probe case studies, and the issue of selection bias and the “single logic” debate is addressed. Expand
An introduction to prospect theory
Prospect Theory, Rational Choice, and International Relations
A half-decade after the first systematic applications of prospect theory to international relations, scholars continue to debate its potential utility as a theoretical framework. Key questionsExpand
Political psychology and foreign policy.
Applications of Prospect Theory to Political Science
  • J. Levy
  • Computer Science
  • Synthese
  • 1 May 2003
This article begins with an overview of prospect theory and some of the evidence upon which it is based, and then considers some the implications of the theory for American politics, international relations, and the law. Expand
Prospect Theory and International Relations: Theoretical Applications and Analytical Problems
In this essay I evaluate the potential contribution of prospect theory to our understanding of international relations. I begin with the implications of loss aversion, the endowment effect, riskExpand
Power Shifts and Problem Shifts
This article analyzes the evolution of power transition theory from the perspective of Lakatos's methodology of scientific research programs. The authors reconstruct the development of the powerExpand
Declining Power and the Preventive Motivation for War
The preventive motivation for war arises from political leaders' perceptions that their states' military power and potential are declining relative to those of a rising adversary, and from their fearExpand