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Author Rathbun, Brian C., 1973-

Title Trust in international cooperation [electronic resource] : international security institutions, domestic politics and American multilateralism / Brian C. Rathbun.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.


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Description xiv, 253 p.
Series Cambridge studies in international relations ; 121
Cambridge studies in international relations ; 121.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Circles of trust: reciprocity, community and multilateralism; 2. Anarchical social capital: a social psychological theory of international cooperation and institutional design; 3. The open circle: the failure of the League of Nations; 4. Squaring the circle: the birth of the United Nations; 5. Closing the circle: the negotiation of the North Atlantic Treaty; 6. Coming full circle: fear, terrorism and the future of American multilateralism.
Summary "Trust in International Cooperation challenges conventional wisdoms concerning the part which trust plays in international cooperation and the origins of American multilateralism. Rathbun questions rational institutionalist arguments, demonstrating that trust precedes rather than follows the creation of international organizations. Drawing on social psychology, he shows that individuals placed in the same structural circumstances show markedly different propensities to cooperate based on their beliefs about the trustworthiness of others. Linking this finding to political psychology, Rathbun explains why liberals generally pursue a more multilateral foreign policy than conservatives, evident in the Democratic Party's greater support for a genuinely multilateral League of Nations, United Nations and North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Rathbun argues that the post-Second World War bipartisan consensus on multilateralism is a myth, and differences between the parties are growing continually starker"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject International cooperation.
International organization.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781107014718 (hardback)
9781107603769 (paperback)
9781139186209 (electronic bk.)

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