In this study I developed a spatial supergame model of bilateral international relations based on an interactive choice-making perspective and conducted a series of empirical tests of the most critical propositions derived from the model. Key variables in the spatial supergame model include a pair of players, critical issue dimensions, issue game structures (preferences, strategies, and non-myopic equilibria), and players’ attention dynamics. The notion of bounded rationality is viewed as the fundamental mechanism that governs the play of the spatial supergame.
KeywordsForeign Policy Rational Choice Bilateral Relation Issue Dimension Issue Game
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