The politics of intervention: the role of psychological distance in foreign policy decision making

Although much has been written to explain a superpower’s rationale when deciding to engage in a military intervention, not enough research has been conducted to analyze why their allies choose to support such foreign policy decisions. By combining an international relations perspective of military interventions with a social psychology understanding of Psychological Distance, part of Construal Level Theory, and with the field of mathematics, this study develops a new theory to explain why and when junior allies choose to support a superpower’s military intervention.

Publication infos:
Geneva, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, 2019
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Number of pages:
X, 337 p.
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Directeur de thèse : Professeur David Sylvan
Call number:
HEITH 1297

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