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Lebow, Richard Ned

Works: 122 works in 550 publications in 3 languages and 18,189 library holdings
Genres: Counterfactual histories  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Publishing director
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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( )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,332 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
We all lost the Cold War by Richard Ned Lebow( )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 2,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on recently declassified documents and extensive interviews with Soviet and American policymakers, 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 several confrontations arising out of the Arab-Israeli war of 1973. In sharp contrast to the conventional wisdom, they conclude that the strategy of deterrence prolonged rather than ended the conflict between the superpowers. In the case of Cuba, deterrence was a principal cause of the crisis; eleven years later, it provided the umbrella under which both the United States and the Soviet Union pursued unilateral advantage, undermining the fragile foundations of their recent detente
Forbidden fruit : counterfactuals and international relations by Richard Ned Lebow( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,167 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
A cultural theory of international relations by Richard Ned Lebow( )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 945 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
Between peace and war : the nature of international crisis by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When is war the result of a nation's deliberate decision to advance its vital interests by force of arms? When is it brought about by a miscalculation? What causes policy-makers to misjudge the consequences of thier actions? Between Peace and War takes up theses and other questions in a comparative study of the origins, politics, and outcomes of international crisis based on data from twenty-seven historical cases. Lebow offers a typology of acute international crisis, using data from his sample to identify three distinct types of crisis. Using cognitive and motivational models of information processing, he explains the slow rate of learning and erratic steering that often characterize the management of these confrontations. In the final part of his book, Lebow examines the relationship between crisis and the underlying cause of international conflict. --From cover
Divided nations in a divided world by Gregory Henderson( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FROST (copy 1) from the John Holmes Library collection
The politics and ethics of identity : in search of ourselves by Richard Ned Lebow( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 652 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."
Good-bye hegemony! : power and influence in the global system by Simon Reich( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 650 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. Today, these functions are diffused through the system, with European countries, China, and lesser powers making important contributions. In contrast, the United States has often been a source of political and economic instability. Rejecting the focus on power common to American realists and liberals, the authors offer a novel analysis of influence. In the process, they differentiate influence from power and power from material resources. Their analysis shows why the United States, the greatest power the world has ever seen, is increasingly incapable of translating its power into influence. Reich and Lebow use their analysis to formulate a more realistic place for America in world affairs. --Provided by publisher
Psychology and deterrence by Robert Jervis( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology and Deterrence reveals deterrence strategy's hidden and generally simplistic assumptions about the nature of power and aggression, threat and response, and calculation and behavior in the international arena
Coercion, cooperation, and ethics in international relations by Richard Ned Lebow( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 541 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
International relations theory and the end of the Cold War by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear crisis management : a dangerous illusion by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why nations fight : past and future motives for war by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 520 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
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 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of memory in postwar Europe( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 483 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
The art of bargaining by Richard Ned Lebow( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Persian and held by 463 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
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 440 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
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 438 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 )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy and international relations( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 358 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
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We all lost the Cold War
We all lost the Cold WarForbidden fruit : counterfactuals and international relationsA cultural theory of international relationsBetween peace and war : the nature of international crisisPsychology and deterrenceCoercion, cooperation, and ethics in international relationsInternational relations theory and the end of the Cold WarWhy nations fight : past and future motives for 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

Ned-Lebow, Richard 1942-

Richard Ned Lebow Amerikaans politicoloog

늑박, 이사덕·내덕 1942-

레이보, 리차더·네이더 1942-

륵박, 리사덕·내덕 1942-

리보우, 리차드 니드 1942-


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