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Political Mistakes and Policy Failures in International Relations

Editors: Kruck, Andreas, Oppermann, Kai, Spencer, Alexander (Eds.)

  • Includes both chapters which consider mistakes to be objective facts as well as chapters which consider mistakes to be social constructions
  • Essential reading for students of International Relations, as well as practitioners and policy makers
  • Includes contributions from leading researchers in the field
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About this book

This edited volume analyzes mistakes in different areas of international relations including the realms of security, foreign policy, finance, health, development, environmental policy and migration. By starting out from a broad concept of mistakes as “something [considered to have] gone wrong” the edited volume enables comparisons of various kinds of mistakes from a range of analytical perspectives, including objectivist and interpretivist approaches, in order to draw out answers to the following guiding questions:

• How does one identify and research a mistake?

• Why do mistakes happen?

• How are actors made responsible?

• When and how do actors learn from mistakes?

This book will be of great interest to scholars, undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as practitioners in International Relations, Foreign Policy Analysis, Security Studies, International Political Economy, and Diplomatic History.


About the authors

Andreas Kruck is Assistant Professor of Global Governance at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany.

Kai Oppermann is Reader in Politics at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

Alexander Spencer is Professor for International Relations at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Mistakes and Failures in International Relations

    Kruck, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • From Precaution to Prejudice: Mistakes in Counter-terrorism

    Legrand, Timothy (et al.)

    Pages 33-53

  • The Social Construction of Mistakes: Germany’s Abstention on UN Security Council Resolution 1973 on Libya

    Oppermann, Kai (et al.)

    Pages 55-77

  • Where Berlin Got It Terribly Wrong: German Foreign Policy Fiascos in the News Media

    Hansel, Mischa (et al.)

    Pages 79-99

  • Policymaking in the Pub: New Labour’s European Policy Failure

    Daddow, Oliver

    Pages 101-119

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68173-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68172-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Mistakes and Policy Failures in International Relations
Editors
  • Andreas Kruck
  • Kai Oppermann
  • Alexander Spencer
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68173-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68173-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68172-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 318
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
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