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Author Malici, Akan, 1974-

Title When leaders learn and when they don't : Mikhail Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung at the end of the Cold War / Akan Malici
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 194 pages) : illustrations
Series SUNY series in global politics
SUNY series in global politics.
Contents The argument -- Political leadership and the puzzle of foreign policy change and continuity -- Mikhail Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung -- The decision-making approach -- Beliefs and strategic interaction -- Outline of the book -- A theory of foreign policy decisions -- The theory of moves (TOM) -- Preferences need inferences -- Making beliefs and learning patterns visible -- The theory of inferences about preferences (TIP) -- The subjective games of Gorbachev's predecessors (1980-1985) -- The cases -- Gorbachev: uncommitted thinker and motivated learner -- The early Gorbachev era (1985-1986) -- The second year of the Gorbachev era (February 1986-January 1987) -- Gorbachev: committed teacher and reformer -- Gorbachev induces U.S. cooperation (1987-1988) -- Gorbachev transforms great power politics (1989-1991) -- Kim Il Sung: revolutionary cold warrior -- Deadlock in the Cold War (1980-1983) -- The deadlock continues (1984-1986) -- Kim Il Sung: touched by the winds of change? -- The catalytic period (1987-1990) -- The post-Cold War period (1991-1994) -- The implications -- Lessons from the past and applications to the future -- Main findings -- Theoretical significance -- The continued relevance of Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-188) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931-
Kim, Il-sŏng, 1912-1994.
Heads of state -- Korea (North)
Heads of state -- Soviet Union.
Political leadership -- Korea (North) -- History.
Political leadership -- Soviet Union -- History.
Korea (North) -- Foreign relations.
Korea (North) -- Politics and government.
USSR -- Foreign relations -- 1985-1991.
USSR -- Politics and government -- 1985-1991.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007011276
ISBN 1435633008 (electronic bk.)
9781435633001 (electronic bk.)