Principles Of International Politics: People's Power, Preferences, and Perceptions, 3rd Edition

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Leaders want to stay in power. Their self-interest is the decisive motivation for action in the international arena, and forms the theoretical backbone for this exciting departure from other introductory international relations texts. Through its discussion and development of the strategic perspective, "Principles of International Politics" shows students how leaders translate their personal interests and ambitions into actions of the state and convincingly demonstrates how international and domestic politics are inextricably linked. Clearly explaining both the foundational ideas of international relations as well as the key concepts of the strategic perspective, Bueno de Mesquita effectively links these to the analytic tools students will employ throughout.

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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is Silver Professor and Chair of Politics and Director of the Center for Conflict Resolution and Multilateral Cooperation at New York University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is the author of many books including The Logic of Political Survival with Alastair Smith, Randolph M. Siverson, and James D. Morrow; Predicting Politics; War and Reason with David Lalman; and The War Trap. Bueno de Mesquita is the Managing Partner of Mesquita & Roundell, LLC, a consultancy. In 1985, he won the Karl W. Deutsch Award in International Relations and Peace Research, given biannually to the scholar under the age of forty judged to have made, through a body of publications, the most significant contribution to the study of international relations and peace research. In 1992, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in 1999 he received an honorary degree from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

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"Principles of International Politics is more than an excellent textbook for students of international and comparative politics. Bueno de Mesquita is one of the very few scholars who is able to combine historical insight with in-depth theoretical explanati"

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