Presidential Saber Rattling : Causes and Consequences / Dan B. Wood.

Evaluates the causes and consequences of presidential threats toward other nations, revealing the nature of modern presidential foreign policy representation.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Wood, B. Dan
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Presidential Saber Rattling: Causes and Consequences; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Preface; 1: Presidential Saber Rattling in the Early American Republic; President Adamss Saber Rattling as an Object of Scientific Analysis; Was John Adams a "Statesman" President?; Was John Adams a Support-Seeking Partisan?; The Complex Consequences of Presidential Saber Rattling; The Complex Consequences of Saber Rattling during the Adams Presidency; Research Questions Flowing from the Adams Vignette; 2: Presidential Saber Rattling and Presidential Representation.
  • The Legal Foundation for Foreign Policy RepresentationOn the Nature of Presidential Foreign Policy Representation; The "Statesman" Ideal of Presidential Representation; "Rational Choice" and Presidential Representation; The Multiple Dimensions of the President's Payoff Function; A Graphical Depiction of the Statesman and Self-Interest Models; Saber Rattling as Presidential Representation; Conclusions; 3: Measuring Presidential Saber Rattling; Defining Presidential Saber Rattling; Measuring Presidential Saber Rattling; Describing the Measures; Some Preliminary Analyses.
  • Presidential Style, Partisanship, and Saber RattlingGeneral versus Target-Specific Saber Rattling; Conclusions; 4: The Causes of Presidential Saber Rattling; Presidential Threats and the International System; Presidential Threats and Domestic Audiences; Measurement; Foreign Factors; Domestic Factors; Evaluating the Statesman versus Support-Seeking Models; Looking for an Electoral Connection: Univariate Spectral Decompositions; A Multivariate Estimation Method; Multivariate Analysis of Presidential Saber Rattling of All Types, General, and Target-Specific.
  • Multivariate Analyses of Target-Specific Saber Rattling by TypeAre Presidents Partisans in Their Use of Saber Rattling?; Conclusions; 5: The Domestic Consequences of Presidential Saber Rattling; Why Should Presidential Rhetoric Matter to Domestic Outcomes?; Presidential Threats and Domestic Support; Who Responds to Presidential Threats?; Presidential Threats and Economic Confidence; Formalizing the Theories Graphically; Research Design; Measurement; Estimation Method; Evaluating the Effect of Presidential Saber Rattling on Domestic Audiences; Some Basic Analyses.
  • Evaluating the Role of the MediaNear-VAR Analyses; Partisan Responses to Critical Events; Partisan Responses to Presidential Saber Rattling; Conclusions; 6: The Foreign Policy Consequences of Presidential Saber Rattling; Why Should Presidential Threats Matter to Foreign Policy Outcomes?; The Consequences Side of Realist Theory; Threat Credibility and Threat Success; Audience Costs and Threat Credibility; A Critique of Audience Cost Theory; Formalizing a Theory Graphically; Measuring the Foreign Policy Concepts; Terrorist Actions; Cooperation/Conflict from Foreign Actors.