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The Resource The shadow of the past : reputation and military alliances before the First World War, Gregory D. Miller, (electronic book)

The shadow of the past : reputation and military alliances before the First World War, Gregory D. Miller, (electronic book)

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The shadow of the past : reputation and military alliances before the First World War
Title
The shadow of the past
Title remainder
reputation and military alliances before the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Gregory D. Miller
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In The Shadow of the Past, Gregory D. Miller examines the role that reputation plays in international politics, emphasizing the importance of reliability-confidence that, based on past political actions, a country will make good on its promises-in the formation of military alliances. Challenging recent scholarship that focuses on the importance of credibility-a state's reputation for following through on its threats-Miller finds that reliable states have much greater freedom in forming alliances than those that invest resources in building military force but then use it inconsistently. To explore the formation and maintenance of alliances based on reputation, Miller draws on insights from both political science and business theory to track the evolution of great power relations before the First World War. He starts with the British decision to abandon "splendid isolation" in 1900 and examines three crises--the First Moroccan Crisis (1905-6), the Bosnia-Herzegovina Crisis (1908-9), and the Agadir Crisis (1911)-leading up to the war. He determines that states with a reputation for being a reliable ally have an easier time finding other reliable allies, and have greater autonomy within their alliances, than do states with a reputation for unreliability. Further, a history of reliability carries long-term benefits, as states tend not to lose allies even when their reputation declines
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CaPaEBR
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1973-
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Miller, Gregory D.
Dewey number
940.3/112
Index
index present
LC call number
D453
LC item number
.M55 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Reputation (Law)
  • Alliances
  • Europe
Label
The shadow of the past : reputation and military alliances before the First World War, Gregory D. Miller, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10533659
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 234 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780801450310
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The shadow of the past : reputation and military alliances before the First World War, Gregory D. Miller, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10533659
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 234 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780801450310
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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