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Lebow, Richard Ned

Works: 105 works in 504 publications in 3 languages and 17,582 library holdings
Genres: Counterfactual histories  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Publishing director
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Ned Lebow
We all lost the Cold War by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on recently declassified documents and extensive interviews with Soviet and American policy-makers, among them several important figures speaking for public record for the first time, Ned Lebow and Janice Stein cast new light on the effect of nuclear threats in two of the tensest moments of the Cold War: the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 and the confrontations arising out of the Arab-Israeli war of 1973. They conclude that the strategy of deterrence prolonged rather than ended the conflict between the superpowers
Between peace and war : the nature of international crisis by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 824 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 )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology and deterrence by Robert Jervis( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic vision of politics : ethics, interests, and orders by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 601 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."--Jacket
Nuclear crisis management : a dangerous illusion by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International relations theory and the end of the Cold War by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 510 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 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of bargaining by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Persian and held by 462 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
A cultural theory of international relations by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 459 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
Why nations fight : past and future motives for war by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 437 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
Archduke Franz Ferdinand lives! : A world without World War I by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 429 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. --
The politics of memory in postwar Europe( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memory of politics in postwar Europe / Richard Ned Lebow. - From victim myth to co-responsibility thesis : Nazi rule, World War II, and the Holocaust in Austrian memory / Heidemarie Uhl. - The legacy of World War II in France : mapping the discourses of memory / Richard J. Golsan. - Losing the war, winning the memory battle : the legacy of Nazism, World War II, and the Holocaust in the Federal Republic of Germany / Wulf Kansteiner. - Italiani brava gente : the legacy of fascist historical culture on Italian politics of memory / Claudio Fogu. - New threads on an old loom : national memory and social identity in postwar and post-communist Poland / Annamaria Orla-Bukowska. - What is so special about Switzerland? Wartime memory as a national ideology in the Cold War era / Regula Ludi. - Past as present, myth, or history? Discourses of time and the great fatherland war / Thomas C. Wolfe. - The politics of memory and the poetics of history / Claudio Fogu and Wulf Kansteiner
Unmaking the West : "what-if?" scenarios that rewrite world history( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ending the Cold War : interpretations, causation, and the study of international relations by Richard K Herrmann( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, experts on Soviet affairs interrogate competing interpretations of why the Cold War ended, in the context of five "turning points" in the end of the Cold War process
Forbidden fruit : counterfactuals and international relations by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 303 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
Good-bye hegemony! : power and influence in the global system by Simon Reich( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many policymakers, journalists, and scholars insist that U.S. hegemony is essential for warding off global chaos. Good-Bye Hegemony! argues that hegemony is a fiction propagated to support a large defense establishment, justify American claims to world leadership, and buttress the self-esteem of voters. It is also contrary to American interests and the global order. Simon Reich and Richard Ned Lebow argue that hegemony should instead find expression in agenda setting, economic custodianship, and the sponsorship of global initiatives
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 244 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."
Tragedy and international relations( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nowhere are clashes between competing ethical perspectives more prevalent than in the realm of International Relations. Thus, understanding tragedy is directly relevant to understanding IR. This volume explores the various ways that tragedy can be used as a lens through which international relations might be brought into clearer focus
Coercion, cooperation, and ethics in international relations by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together the recent essays of Richard Ned Lebow, one of the leading scholars of international relations and US foreign policy. Lebow's work has centred on the instrumental value of ethics in foreign policy decision making and the disastrous consequences which follow when ethical standards are flouted. Unlike most realists who have considered ethical considerations irrelevant in states' calculations of their national interest, Lebow has argued that self interest, and hence, national interest can only be formulated intelligently within a language of justice and moral
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We all lost the Cold War
Alternative Names
Lebo, Lichade Neide 1942-

Lebow, Ned 1942-

Lebow, Richard N.

Lebow, Richard N. 1942-

Lebow, Richard N. (Richard Ned)

Lebow, Richard N. (Richard Ned), 1942-

Ned-Lebow, Richard 1942-

Richard Ned Lebow Amerikaans politicoloog

늑박, 이사덕·내덕 1942-

레이보, 리차더·네이더 1942-

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리보우, 리차드 니드 1942-


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Between peace and war : the nature of international crisisPsychology and deterrenceThe tragic vision of politics : ethics, interests, and ordersInternational relations theory and the end of the Cold WarThe art of bargainingA cultural theory of international relationsWhy nations fight : past and future motives for warThe politics of memory in postwar Europe