Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Calculating Credibility: How Leaders Assess Military Threats (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs) 1st Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0801474156
ISBN-10: 0801474159
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Trade in your item
Get a $6.13
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$17.47 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
Buy new On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
$23.95 On clicking this link, a new layer will be open
More Buying Choices
25 New from $22.34 18 Used from $17.47
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$23.95 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Calculating Credibility: How Leaders Assess Military Threats (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)
  • +
  • Reputation And International Politics (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)
  • +
  • The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power
Total price: $69.98
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

"This interesting book challenges one of the most widely accepted principles of international relations, the definition of what constitutes 'threat credibility.' . . . Press's well-written, well-researched, and controversial book will likely provide the grist for many discussions in graduate seminars in international politics and national security."―Choice, September 2006

"Scholars have long been trying to drive a stake through the heart of one of the last century's most enduring legacies―Munich. The latest to grip the hammer is Daryl Press, and his well-argued (and commendably concise) book should be required reading for historians and policy wonks alike. Calculating Credibility compares two principal theories of crisis decisionmaking: 'past actions' (i.e., Munich), and 'current calculus.'"―Ralph Hitchens, The Journal of Military History

"In Calculating Credibility, Daryl Press takes on a major issue in the field of security studies: the role of reputation in decision makers' assessments of military threats. . . . By casting serious doubt on the claim that decision makers rely heavily on their adversaries' past behavior when judging credibility, Press has made a real contribution to our understanding of threat perception."―Barbara Farnham, International Studies Review 2006

"Daryl G. Press has written a truly important book. He demolishes the widely held belief that a state that backs down in a crisis loses credibility in the next crisis. In fact, he shows that a state's past behavior has almost no effect on how other states assess its credibility. Reputation is an overblown concept. The American foreign-policy elite should be told immediately about Press's findings."―John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

"Calculating Credibility considers how policymakers estimate whether another state's threats are credible. Although some have charged that deterrence is irrelevant in the post-Cold War era, how states make credible threats is of considerable practical importance. For instance, the Bush administration argued that the United States was justified in going to war against Iraq to preserve the credibility of the United Nations. This book fills a major gap in the literature in security studies and deterrence theory."―Deborah Welch Larson, UCLA

From the Inside Flap

"Calculating Credibility considers how policymakers estimate whether another state's threats are credible. Although some have charged that deterrence is irrelevant in the post-Cold War era, how states make credible threats is of considerable practical importance. For instance, the Bush administration argued that the United States was justified in going to war against Iraq to preserve the credibility of the United Nations. This book fills a major gap in the literature in security studies and deterrence theory."—Deborah Welch Larson, UCLA --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

China
Engineering & Transportation Books
Discover books for all types of engineers, auto enthusiasts, and much more. Learn more

Product Details

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Calculating Credibility: How Leaders Assess Military Threats (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Calculating Credibility: How Leaders Assess Military Threats (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?