About International Crises

  • Jonathan M. Roberts


So far the systemic and the decision-making definitions of crisis have been explained. But what about a crisis itself: how does it fit into the scheme of things? The three sections in this chapter aim to show how a crisis slots into the theory and practice of international relations. The first two sections seem to be only dealt with in detail in two publications, one by O. R. Young and the other by Snyder and Diesing, which can be found in the bibliography.


International Relation Conflict Behaviour Taiwan Strait International Crisis Specific Precipitant 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    See Chapter 1 in R. C. Snyder and Diesing, Conflict among Nations (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1977), pp. 11–19.Google Scholar
  2. 7.
    C. Bell, The Conventions of Crisis (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971), pp. 8–9.Google Scholar
  3. 8.
    R. N. Lebow, Between Peace and War (Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), p. 23.Google Scholar

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© Jonathan M. Roberts 1988

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