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When leaders learn and when they don't : Mikhail Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung at the end of the Cold War / Akan Malici.

Author/Creator:
Malici, Akan, 1974-
Publication:
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 194 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:
SUNY series in global politics
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Subjects:
Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931-.
Political leadership -- Soviet Union -- History.
Heads of state -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1985-1991.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1985-1991.
Kim, Il-sŏng, 1912-1994.
Political leadership -- Korea (North) -- History.
Heads of state -- Korea (North).
Korea (North) -- Foreign relations.
Korea (North) -- Politics and government.
Contents:
The argument
Political leadership and the puzzle of foreign policy change and continuity
Mikhail Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung
The decision-making approach
Beliefs and strategic interaction
Outline of the book
A theory of foreign policy decisions
The theory of moves (TOM)
Preferences need inferences
Making beliefs and learning patterns visible
The theory of inferences about preferences (TIP)
The subjective games of Gorbachev's predecessors (1980-1985)
The cases
Gorbachev: uncommitted thinker and motivated learner
The early Gorbachev era (1985-1986)
The second year of the Gorbachev era (February 1986-January 1987)
Gorbachev: committed teacher and reformer
Gorbachev induces U.S. cooperation (1987-1988)
Gorbachev transforms great power politics (1989-1991)
Kim Il Sung: revolutionary cold warrior
Deadlock in the Cold War (1980-1983)
The deadlock continues (1984-1986)
Kim Il Sung: touched by the winds of change?
The catalytic period (1987-1990)
The post-Cold War period (1991-1994)
The implications
Lessons from the past and applications to the future
Main findings
Theoretical significance
The continued relevance of Gorbachev and Kim Il Sung.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-188) and index.
ISBN:
9780791473030 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0791473031 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
86110023