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Bueno de Mesquita, Bruce 1946-

Overview
Works: 107 works in 331 publications in 3 languages and 10,879 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Military history  History  Fiction  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Prophecies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DS796.H757, 320.954
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
Principles of international politics : people's power, preferences, and perceptions by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Book )

52 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other introductory text delivers such an easily-understood contemporary explanation of international politics, while truly enabling students to learn how to use the key concepts and models themselves
Predictioneer's game : using the logic of brazen self-interest to see and shape the future by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the origins of game theory and the advances made by John Nash, to detail the controversial and cold-eyed system of calculation that allows individuals to think strategically about what their opponents want, how much they want it, and how they might react to every move
The logic of political survival by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors construct a provocative theory on the selection of leaders and present specific formal models from which their central claims can be deduced. They show how political leaders allocate resources and how institutions for selecting leaders create incentives for leaders to pursue good and bad public policy. They also extend the model to explain the consequences of war on political survival. Throughout the book, they provide illustrations from history, ranging from ancient Sparta to Vichy France, and test the model against statistics gathered from cross-national data. The authors explain the political intuition underlying their theory in nontechnical language, reserving formal proofs for chapter appendixes. They conclude by presenting policy prescriptions based on what has been demonstrated theoretically and empirically."--Jacket
The dictator's handbook : why bad behavior is almost always good politics by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the theory of political survival, particularly in cases of dictators and despotic governments, arguing that political leaders seek to stay in power using any means necessary, most commonly by attending to the interests of certain coalitions
War and reason : domestic and international imperatives by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this landmark work, two leading theorists of international relations analyze the strategies designed to avoid international conflict. Using a combination of game theory, statistical analysis, and detailed case histories, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and David Lalman evaluate the conditions that promote negotiation, the status quo, capitulation, acquiescence, and war." "The authors assess two competing theories on the role that domestic politics plays in foreign policy choices: one states that national decision makers are constrained only by the exigencies of the international system, and the other views leaders as additionally constrained by domestic political considerations. Finding the second theory to be more consistent with historical events, they use it to examine enduring puzzles, such as why democracies do not appear to fight one another, whether balance of power or power preponderance promotes peaceful resolution of disputes, and what conditions are necessary and sufficient for nations to cooperate with one another. They conclude by speculating about the implications of their theory for foreign policy strategies in the post-Cold War world."--Jacket
The war trap by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red flag over Hong Kong by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 1 July 1997 the red flag with five yellow stars of the People's Republic of China will be hoisted over Government House in Hong Kong, replacing the Union Jack and symbolizing the culmination of a profound political transition. The United Kingdom, which has governed the colony since 1841, will have transferred sovereignty and administrative responsibility over Hong Kong to mainland China's Communist party. Hong Kong is in for a rocky road in the years ahead. Future treatment of Hong Kong will be caught up in the political competition for control of China. Victims of that competition will include the free press, academic freedom, open and fair elections, and some portion of market freedom. Hong Kong will not be as tightly controlled as the rest of China, but neither will it be the free and vivacious place it has been for the past half century. The political and economic landscape will be filled with uncertainty, cronyism, lost freedoms, and more corruption than has been known in the recent past. It is a bleak picture indeed
Forecasting political events : the future of Hong Kong by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European community decision making : models, applications, and comparisons( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pathbreaking book illuminates the politics of issue resolution within the European Community with evaluations and comparisons of competing models of decision making across twenty-two policy issues. Written by American and Dutch scholars, the book will be of great interest to students of comparative politics, public policy analysts, mathematic modelers, and all those concerned with the development of the European Community. One set of models explored in this volume - the expected utility model - treats politics as a conflictual activity, while the other, the exchange or log rolling model, emphasizes the cooperative nature of political processes. The alternative approaches model decision making in fundamentally different ways and make very different predictions about how issues in the European Community will be resolved. To facilitate direct comparison of their predictive and explanatory value, the models in this volume are based on the same variables: the potential control of actors over outcomes, the salience of the issues for the actors, and the outcomes preferred by the actors. The contributors test their models in the context of sixteen issues already resolved by the Council of Ministers and six issues currently under consideration, providing the reader with considerable knowledge about the controversies surrounding European Community policy on such topics as automobile emissions, nuclear radiation norms, air transport liberalization, and the European banking system. They conclude that the conflictual model and the cooperative model are less competitive and more complementary than has been thought, and they explain in detail how the models can be fruitfully combined
Governing for prosperity( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Predicting politics by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategy, risk, and personality in coalition politics : the case of India by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India's political system by Richard Leonard Park( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spoils of War : Greed, Power, and the Conflicts That Made Our Greatest Presidents by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's striking how many of the presidents Americans venerate--Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy, to name a few--oversaw some of the republic's bloodiest years. Perhaps it's because they looked out for important political causes. Or maybe they just looked out for themselves. This revealing and entertaining book puts some of America's greatest leaders under the microscope, showing how their calls for war, usually remembered as brave and noble, were in fact selfish and convenient. In every case, our presidents chose personal gain over national interest while loudly evoking justice and freedom. The result is an eye-opening retelling of American history, and a call for reforms that may make the future better. In this book, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith show that even leaders who proclaim the loftiest of intentions have concerns and motives that are far less pure than we might like. You'll never look at politics the same way again"--
The trial of Ebenezer Scrooge by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political instability as a source of growth by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Political Instability as a Source of Growth" is a 1999 essay written by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita. The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace of Stanford University in California presents a summary and a full-text version of the essay online. The author argues that high leadership turnover in a country is strongly associated with high economic growth, both in autocracy and democracy
North Korean economic reform and political stability by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Predictioneer : one who uses maths, science and the logic of brazen self-interest to see and shape the future by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita can predict the future. He is a master of game theory, a rather fancy name for a simple idea: when people compete with each other they always do what they think is in their own best interest. Bueno de Mesquita uses game theory to foretell - and even engineer - political, financial and personal events
The dictator's handbook : why bad behavior is almost always good politics by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita( Recording )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For eighteen years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the "national interest"--Or even their subjects-unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction. Governments do not differ in kind but only in the number of essential supporters, or backs that need scratching. The size of this group determines almost everything about politics: what leaders can get away with, and the quality of life or misery under them. The picture the authors paint is not pretty. But it just may be the truth, which is a good starting point for anyone seeking to improve human governance
Predicting the future in science, economics and politics( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a puzzle that that while academic research has increased in specialization, the important and complex problems facing humans urgently require a synthesis of understanding. This unique collaboration attempts to address this problem by bringing together a host of prominent scholars from across the sciences to offer new insights into predicting the future. They demonstrate that long-term trends and short-term incentives need to be understood in order to adopt effective policies, or even to comprehend where we currently stand and the sort of future that awaits us. Developing novel techniques to forecast global conditions, the authors tackle important questions such as: What does the future hold? How can we sustain prosperity? Are we likely to have less war and genocide? Are nuclear weapons destined to spread to unstable countries? What environmental scarcities and conflicts are we likely to face? Each chapter is built around cause and effect relationships based on empirical evidence that creates a unified predictive model of global economic and political conditions. The limits and possibilities of scientific prediction are also explored, as are the physical, biological and social properties of the global system
 
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Predictioneer's game : using the logic of brazen self-interest to see and shape the future
Alternative Names
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita Amerikaans politicoloog

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de Mesquita, Bruno Bueno 1946-

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بروس بوئنو د مسکیتا

부에노 데 메스키타, 브루스 1946-

ブエノ・デ・メスキータ, ブルース

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English (208)

German (1)

Japanese (1)

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Predictioneer's game : using the logic of brazen self-interest to see and shape the futureThe logic of political survivalThe dictator's handbook : why bad behavior is almost always good politicsWar and reason : domestic and international imperativesThe war trapRed flag over Hong KongEuropean community decision making : models, applications, and comparisonsGoverning for prosperity