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Author Yarhi-Milo, Keren, 1978-

Title Who fights for reputation. The psychology of leaders in international conflict / keren Yarhi-Milo
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press 2018
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Description 1 online resource (344 pages)
Series Princeton studies in international history and politics
Princeton studies in international history and politics.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Figures and tables -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- What Types of Leaders Fight for "Face"? -- Microfoundations: Evidence from Cross-National Survey Experiments / Yarhi-Milo, Keren / Kertzer, Joshua D. -- Self-Monitoring, US Presidents, and International Crises: A Statistical Analysis -- Approaches to Testing the Theory with Case Studies -- Jimmy Carter and the Crises of the 1970s -- Ronald Reagan and the Fight against Communism -- Bill Clinton and America's Credibility after the Cold War -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index
Summary Keren Yarhi-Milo provides an original framework, based on insights from psychology, to explain why some political leaders are more willing to use military force to defend their reputation than others. Rather than focusing on a leader's background, beliefs, bargaining skills, or biases, Yarhi-Milo draws a systematic link between a trait called self-monitoring and foreign policy behavior. She examines self-monitoring among national leaders and advisers and shows that while high self-monitors modify their behavior strategically to cultivate image-enhancing status, low self-monitors are less likely to change their behavior in response to reputation concerns.Exploring self-monitoring through case studies of foreign policy crises during the terms of U.S. presidents Carter, Reagan, and Clinton, Yarhi-Milo disproves the notion that hawks are always more likely than doves to fight for reputation. Instead, Yarhi-Milo demonstrates that a decision maker's propensity for impression management is directly associated with the use of force to restore a reputation for resolve on the international stage.Who Fights for Reputation offers a brand-new understanding of the pivotal influence that psychological factors have on political leadership, military engagement, and the protection of public prestige
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 26, 2018)
Subject Heads of state -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018942729
ISBN 1400889987 (electronic bk.)
9781400889983 (electronic bk.)