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 8: Global Warming: Designing a Solution
Global Warming: Designing a Solution
Exercise 8-1. Natural Disasters and Political Survival
Some scholars and practitioners believe that climate change and natural disasters are related. Natural disasters are particularly important because they have the capacity to kill thousands of people, destroy economies, and produce political instability. Two professors have studied the political consequences of disasters and find that countries with large coalitions protect their citizens much better from disasters than countries with small coalitions. For instance, figure 8.1 shows the number of people killed by disasters according to the size of W. This figure shows that countries with large W have a smaller mean number of deaths and smaller variance around it, while countries with small W have a larger mean number ...