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Reputation for Resolve: How Leaders Signal Determination in International Politics

Danielle L. Lupton


How do reputations form in international politics? What influence do these reputations have on the conduct of international affairs? This book takes a new approach to answering these enduring and hotly debated questions by shifting the focus away from the reputations of countries and instead examining the reputations of individual leaders. It argues that new leaders establish personal reputations for resolve that are separate from the reputations of their predecessors and from the reputations of their states. The book finds that leaders acquire personal reputations for resolve based on their f ... More

Keywords: international politics, political reputation, political leaders, political resolve, international security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501747717
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501747717.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Danielle L. Lupton, author
Colgate University