Political Psychology: Deterrence and Conflict

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Ned Lebow was an undergraduate student at the University of Chicago during the most serious crises of the Cold War: Berlin (1958–59 and 1961) and the Cuban missile crisis (1962). His lifelong interest in deterrence, crisis management and the prevention of war began at that time.


International Relation Crisis Management Conflict Management International Crisis American Political Science Association 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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