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Conflict Among Nations
Conflict Among Nations
By Glenn H. Snyder and Paul Diesing
Princeton University Press, 1978, 570 pp

A scholarly study of crisis behavior in theory and practice. These two capable authors apply a variety of theoretical approaches - international system, bargaining, information, decision-making - to 16 historical cases and draw major conclusions about crisis-bargaining strategies and tactics. The examination of formal game theory models of bargaining is especially rigorous. The result is the best synthesis to date of theories of the international system and domestic decision-making.