Advertisement

A Theory of Imitation in Foreign Policy

  • Benjamin E. Goldsmith

Abstract

So far I have discussed the potential importance of imitation and learning in international relations, and explored the general context of foreign policy decision-making within which foreign policy imitation could be rigorously explored. This chapter builds on the general discussions so far by presenting the specific theoretical and analytical frameworks of the book. Here I develop a theory of imitation in foreign policy, derive the hypotheses to be tested empirically in subsequent chapters, and deal with key issues of research design.

Keywords

Foreign Policy Analogical Reasoning Relative Gain Vicarious Experience Policy Failure 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Benjamin E. Goldsmith 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin E. Goldsmith

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations