Fully revised and reorganized by Anna Getmansky and Alejandro Quiroz Flores to fit the exciting new edition of Bruce Bueno de Mesquita's Principles of International Politics, this accompanying workbook continues to feature class-tested, user-friendly exercises that walk students through the building blocks of the strategic method, ensuring that even novice students have the opportunity to develop and hone their problem-solving skills and can successfully apply what they have learned in the text. The fifth edition of Applying the Strategic Perspective: Problems and Models, Workbook introduces students to a wide range of problems so that they master basic principles as well as test their capabilities with more challenging material. Easy for students to use, and with perforated pages for turning in assignments, the workbook also comes ...
Chapter 5: Why War: The Big Picture
Why War: The Big Picture
Exercise 5-1. Choosing War
Consider again the case of negotiations between the US and North Korea over the latter's nuclear program, presented in chapter 3 of Principles. Suppose, as we did in chapter 3, that the extent of North Korea's nuclear program ranges from 0 to 1. The US ideal point is 0,1 and North Korea's ideal point is 1. As part of the negotiations, each of the two sides can propose a position (call it x) that lies anywhere between 0 and 1 on the nuclear dimension. The larger x is, the more developed North Korea's program is, and the closer North Korea is to maintaining its current nuclear capabilities. Conversely, the smaller x is, the ...