Thucydides On Choice And Decision Making

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Author: Ilias Kouskouvelis
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498567401
Size: 33.87 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 252
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This book uncovers Thucydides’ decision making schemata and his thinking on how people decide, particularly when in power or war. Based on these ideas, the author interprets the outbreak of the Peloponnesian war and the Sicilian expedition, and shows that they were a result of decision making and, thus, not inevitable.


Thucydides On International Law And Political Theory

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Author: Iakōvos Kareklas
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ISBN: 1498599591
Size: 72.87 MB
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Category : Greece
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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"This book of Thucydidean scholarship demonstrates that international law existed in systematic form in classical Greece. Apart from comprising a philological analysis of some pivotal aspects of the history of the Peloponnesian War, the author argues that the work of Thucydides has greatly influenced contemporary international law and politics"--


Thucydides And The Shaping Of History

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Author: Emily Greenwood
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN:
Size: 12.64 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 188
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An important new analysis of Thucydides? motivations and success in the writing of history


Thucydides History Of The Peloponnesian War Books Vi And Vii

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Author: Thucydides
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN:
Size: 79.57 MB
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Category : Foreign Language Study
Languages : en
Pages : 74
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A companion to the Penguin translation with commentary on the historical intricacies.


Fear In Democracy A Study Of Thucydides Political Thought

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Author: Brian E. Calabrese
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Languages : en
Pages :
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Transactions And Proceedings Of The American Philological Association

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Author: American Philological Association
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Size: 49.49 MB
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Category : Classical philology
Languages : en
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Bibliographical record of works published by members of the Association, in v. 28- 1897-


Choices

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Author: Carl E. Johnson
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
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Size: 68.18 MB
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Category : Public speaking
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Zeitschrift F R Politik

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Category : Political science
Languages : de
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Brill S Companion To Thucydides

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Author: Antonios Rengakos
Publisher: Brill's Companions in Classica
ISBN: 9789004136830
Size: 40.56 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 947
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With contributions by thirty leading international scholars, this volume offers an up-to-date and in-depth overview of all current approaches to Thucydides' History.


Thucydides Other Traps

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Author: Alan Greeley Misenheimer
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ISBN: 9781072555421
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Languages : en
Pages : 76
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The notion of a "Thucydides Trap" that will ensnare China and the United States in a 21st century conflict-much as the rising power of Athens alarmed Sparta and made war "inevitable" between the Aegean superpowers of the 5th century BCE-has received global attention since entering the international relations lexicon 6 years ago. Scholars, journalists, bloggers, and politicians in many countries, notably China, have embraced this beguiling metaphor, coined by Harvard political science professor Graham Allison, as a framework for examining the likelihood of a Sino-American war. This case study examines the Thucydides Trap metaphor and the response it has elicited. Hewing closely to what the historian of the Peloponnesian War actually says about the causes and inevitability of war, it argues that, while Thucydides' text does not support Allison's normative assertion about the "inevitable" result of an encounter between "rising" and "ruling" powers, the History of the Peloponnesian War (hereafter, History) does identify elements of leadership and political dynamic that bear directly on whether a clash of interests between two states is resolved through peaceful means or escalates to war. It is precisely because war typically begins with a considered decision by a national command authority to reject other options and mobilize for conflict (and thus always entails an element of choice) that insight from Thucydides' History remains relevant and beneficial for the contemporary strategist, or citizen, concerned in such decisions.Accordingly, this case study concludes that the Thucydides Trap, as conceived and presented by Graham Allison, draws welcome attention both to Thucydides and to the pitfalls of great power competition, but fails as a heuristic device or predictive tool in the analysis of contemporary events. Allison's metaphor offers, at best, a potentially misleading over-simplification of Thucydides' nuanced and problematic account of the origins of the epochal conflict that defined his age. Moreover, it overlooks actual insights from the History that can help political decisionmakers-including, but not limited to, those of the United States and China-either avoid war or, if ignored, pose genuine policy "traps" that can make an avoidable war more likely, and a necessary war more costly.