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Lebow, Richard Ned

Works: 85 works in 337 publications in 1 language and 13,015 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: UA10.5, 172.4
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Most widely held works by Richard Ned Lebow
The tragic vision of politics ethics, interests, and orders by Richard Ned Lebow( )
13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Is it possible to preserve national security through ethical policies? Richard Ned Lebow seeks to show that ethics are actually essential to the national interest. Recapturing the wisdom of classical realism through a close reading of the texts of Thucydides, Clausewitz and Hans Morgenthau, Lebow argues that, unlike many modern realists, classical realists saw close links between domestic and international politics, and between interests and ethics. Lebow uses this analysis to offer a powerful critique of post-Cold-War American foreign policy. He also develops an ontological foundation for ethics and makes the case for an alternate ontology for social science based on Greek tragedy's understanding of life and politics. This is a topical and accessible book, written by a leading scholar in the field."--BOOK JACKET
We all lost the Cold War by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1980s, Soviet evidence suggests, the Reagan arms buildup delayed rather than hastened the accommodation Gorbachev desired for internal political reasons. Both nations, the authors argue, expended lives and resources out of all reasonable proportion to their legitimate security interests, with destabilizing consequences that persist today
Between peace and war : the nature of international crisis by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )
24 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Lebow har forelæst på Århus Universitet og Forsvarsakademiet. Han gennemgår en række af de internationale kriser i dette århundrede og forklarer, hvorledes en krise kan løbe løbsk, så at den ender i krig. Krisers opståen; krisers politik; kriser og internationale relationer
Divided nations in a divided world by Gregory Henderson( Book )
5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychology and deterrence by Robert Jervis( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forbidden fruit counterfactuals and international relations by Richard Ned Lebow( )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Could World War I have been averted if Franz Ferdinand and his wife hadn't been murdered by Serbian nationalists in 1914? What if Ronald Reagan had been killed by Hinckley's bullet? Would the Cold War have ended as it did? In Forbidden Fruit, Richard Ned Lebow develops protocols for conducting robust counterfactual thought experiments and uses them to probe the causes and contingency of transformative international developments like World War I and the end of the Cold War. He uses experiments, surveys, and a short story to explore why policymakers, historians, and international relations scholars are so resistant to the contingency and indeterminism inherent in open-ended, nonlinear systems. Most controversially, Lebow argues that the difference between counterfactual and so-called factual arguments is misleading, as both can be evidence-rich and logically persuasive. A must-read for social scientists, Forbidden Fruit also examines the binary between fact and fiction and the use of counterfactuals in fictional works like Philip Roth's The Plot Against America to understand complex causation and its implications for who we are and what we think makes the social world work
Ending the Cold War : interpretations, causation, and the study of international relations by Richard K Herrmann( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although in hindsight the end of the Cold War was inevitable, almost no one saw it coming and there is little consensus over why it ended. A popular interpretation is that the Soviet Union was unable to compete in terms of power, especially in the area of high technology. Another interpretation gives primacy to the new ideas Gorbachev brought to the Kremlin and to the importance of leaders and domestic considerations. In this volume, prominent experts on Soviet affairs and the Cold War interrogate competing interpretations in the context of five "turning points" in the end of the Cold War. Relying on new information gathered from oral history interviews and archival research, the authors draw into doubt triumphal interpretations that rely on a single variable like the superior power of the United States and call attention to the importance of how multiple factors combined and were sequenced historically. The volume closes with chapters drawing lessons from the end of the Cold War for both policy making and theory building
Nuclear crisis management : a dangerous illusion by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )
9 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cultural theory of international relations by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the author's own constructivist theory of political order and international relations based on theories of motives and identity formation drawn from the ancient Greeks. His theory stresses the human need for self-esteem, and shows how it influences political behavior at every level of social aggregation. Lebow develops ideal-type worlds associated with four motives: appetite, spirit, reason, and fear, and demonstrates how each generates a different logic concerning cooperation, conflict, and risk-taking. Expanding and documenting the utility of his theory in a series of historical case studies, ranging from classical Greece to the war in Iraq, he presents a novel explanation for the rise of the state and the causes of war, and offers a reformulation of prospect theory.--From publisher description
International relations theory and the end of the Cold War ( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
White Britain and Black Ireland : the influence of stereotypes on colonial policy by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coercion, cooperation, and ethics in international relations by Richard Ned Lebow( )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Ned Lebow is a leading scholar of international relations and US foreign policy. His work has centred on the instrumental value of ethics in foreign policy decision making. The essays here build on this theme in Lebow's work by presenting his substantive and compelling critique of strategies of deterrence and compellence
The art of bargaining by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Art of Bargaining, Richard Ned Lebow draws on his years of experience with the United States government, NATO, and numerous European and American businesses to explain the principles of negotiation - from buying a car to planning business mergers to signing an international treaty. Unlike studies that examine only what is said and done at the negotiation table, The Art of Bargaining looks at the context in which negotiation takes place - and shows why some of the most critical decisions about bargaining are made even before the parties sit down to talk. Lebow begins with a discussion of the nature of bargaining and why people choose to bargain. Because bargaining is a strategy, it is imperative to consider the end goal before deciding on the means for achieving it. Lebow explores the relationship between bargaining and its goals and compares the bargaining process with some other strategies - such as coercion or threats - that can achieve similar goals. An in-depth study of the decision to negotiate reveals that there are three distinct approaches to the process: coordination (mutual accommodation of both parties' interests); punishment (the use of threats to influence agreement); and reward (making agreements seem more attractive through incentives). Lebow explains how all three approaches can be used effectively once the context of the negotiation has been properly analyzed
Why nations fight : past and future motives for war by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Four generic motives have historically led states to initiate war: fear, interest, standing and revenge. Using an original dataset, Richard Ned Lebow examines the distribution of wars across three and a half centuries and argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, only a minority of these were motivated by security or material interest. Instead, the majority are the result of a quest for standing, and for revenge - an attempt to get even with states who had previously made successful territorial grabs"--Provided by publisher
The politics of memory in postwar Europe by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comparative case studies of how memories of World War II have been constructed and revised in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Italy, and the USSR (Russia)
Archduke Franz Ferdinand lives! : A world without World War I by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"... Examines the chain of events that led to war and what could reasonably have been done differently to avoid it. In this highly original and intellectually challenging book, he constructs plausible worlds, some better, some worse, that might have developed. --
Unmaking the West : "what-if?" scenarios that rewrite world history ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tragedy and international relations ( Book )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tragedy is an ancient plot line associated with hubris, value conflicts among actors and the propensity of our considered actions to have consequences very different from those we intend. First applied to international relations by Thucydides, the tragic vision of politics lies at the core of classical realism. In this volume, noted International Relations scholars and political theorists draw on range of sources, from Renaissance and modern tragedies to their Greek progenitors, and explore the ways in which tragedy has been variously theorized by ancient Greek commentators, modern theorists ₆ notably nineteenth century German philosophers ₆ and postcolonial critics. In discussions that encompass but extend well beyond classical realism, these contributors ask if tragedy is a universal trope, how ₆ and whether ₆ it can help us to understand contemporary international relations, the extent to which sensitivity to tragedy has the potential to reduce its likelihood, and the degree to which the lens of tragedy can help us to refocus prevalent assumptions within the discipline of International Relations. These challenging questions are addressed in the context of topical issues that range from global poverty, humanitarian intervention and the so-called 'war on terror'
The politics and ethics of identity : in search of ourselves by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"We are multiple, fragmented and changing selves who, nevertheless, believe we have unique and consistent identities. What accounts for this illusion? Why has the problem of identity become so central in post-war scholarship, fiction and the media? Following Hegel, Richard Ned Lebow contends that the defining psychological feature of modernity is the tension between our reflexive and social selves. To address this problem he develops four generic strategies of identity that are associated with four distinct political orientations. Lebow develops his arguments through comparative analysis of ancient and modern literary, philosophical, religious and musical texts. He asks how we might come to terms with the fragmented and illusionary nature of our identities and explores some political and ethical implications of doing so."
Hegemonic rivalry : from Thucydides to the nuclear age by the United States and the Soviet Union Conference on Hegemonic Rivalry: Athens and Sparta( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Lebow, Ned 1942-
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