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The other side of European identity: elite perceptions of threats to a cohesive Europe

Irmina Matonytė and Vaidas Morkevičius

in The Europe of Elites: A Study into the Europeanness of Europe's Political and Economic Elites

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602315
eISBN:
9780191738951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602315.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter investigates elites’ perceptions of potential external and internal threats to a cohesive Europe (enlargement of the EU to include Turkey, close relationships between some EU countries ... More


Harbingers of the German Menace: The Service Attachés’ Perspective on Germany

Matthew S. Seligmann

in Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on threat perception and the origins of the First World War. It evaluates the image of Germany held by Britain's service attachés with particular emphasis on whether they ... More


Islam in the Balance: Ideational Threats in Arab Politics

Lawrence Rubin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804790796
eISBN:
9780804792103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790796.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book analyzes how ideas, or political ideology, can threaten states and how states react to ideational threats. It examines the threat perception and policies of two Arab, Muslim majority ... More


From Body Perception to Action Preparation:: A Distributed Neural System for Viewing Bodily Expressions of Emotion

Beatrice de Gelder

in People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Current models of emotion perception are almost exclusively based on studies of facial expressions. This chapter reviews evidence from psychophysiological, neurophysiological, computational, and ... More


Policy‐Making and Policy‐Makers

David French

in Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Since the early twentieth century British governments had developed an elaborate culture of ‘defence by committee’ in an effort to resolve the difficult issues that surrounded defence policy. After ... More


The Clash of Ideologies: Middle Eastern Politics and American Security

Mark L. Haas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199838424
eISBN:
9780199933419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838424.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

How do ideologies shape international relations in general and Middle Eastern countries’ relations with the United States in particular? This book explores this critical question. The central claim ... More


An Exposure Effect? Evidence from a Rigorous Study on the Psychopolitical Outcomes of Terrorism

Daphna Canetti, Carmit Rapaport, Carly Wayne, Brian J. Hall, and Stevan E. Hobfoll

in The Political Psychology of Terrorism Fears

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199925926
eISBN:
9780199380664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925926.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Citizens in societies in conflict deal with daily exposure to war-related events. The stress and fear engendered by these events can play a critical role in determining how individual citizens ... More


Conclusion

Mark L. Haas

in The Clash of Ideologies: Middle Eastern Politics and American Security

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199838424
eISBN:
9780199933419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838424.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides a summary of the book’s major findings and draws conclusions from them. It makes three main assertions. First, it explores why it is a mistake to attribute the root cause of ... More


Introduction

Matthew S. Seligmann

in The Royal Navy and the German Threat, 1901-1914: Admiralty Plans to Protect British Trade in a War Against Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199574032
eISBN:
9780191741432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574032.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter first sets out the current lines of debate over British naval policy before the First World War. The traditional or orthodox school of thought, typified by the works of Arthur Marder, ... More


Conclusion

Daniel Stevens and Nick Vaughan-Williams

in Everyday Security Threats: Perceptions, Experiences, and Consequences

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096068
eISBN:
9781526120953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096068.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The Conclusion sums up the research, explores its implications, and draws lessons for the future for both academic and policy-making communities. The implications of the research are several, ... More


Asymmetrical Threat Perceptions in India-China Relations

Tien-sze Fang

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198095958
eISBN:
9780199082667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198095958.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The rise of China and India are undoubtedly a major feature of contemporary global politics. The relationship between the two rising Asian powers will not only exert a profound and far-reaching ... More


American Conspiracy Theories

Joseph E. Uscinski and Joseph M. Parent

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199351800
eISBN:
9780190203955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351800.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Conspiracies theories are some of the most striking features in the American political landscape: the Kennedy assassination, aliens at Roswell, subversion by Masons, Jews, Catholics, or communists, ... More


Chemical weapons and false hierarchies

Michelle Bentley

in Syria and the Chemical Weapons Taboo: Exploiting the Forbidden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526104717
eISBN:
9781526120861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526104717.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapter 5 analyses the ways in which the taboo has had a detrimental impact on the Syrian conflict. In particular, it focuses on the how specific weapons are perceived within a conflict, where the ... More


Systemic Transition Dynamics and Conflict Drivers in the China–United States Transition Context

David P. Rapkin and William R. Thompson

in Transition Scenarios: China and the United States in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226040332
eISBN:
9780226040509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226040509.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In contrast to the abstractions of the preceding chapter, general factors are translated into a specific discussion of the evolution of the China-United States relationship – albeit with a stress on ... More


Conspiracy Theories Are for Losers

Joseph E. Uscinski and Joseph M. Parent

in American Conspiracy Theories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199351800
eISBN:
9780190203955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351800.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that conspiracy theories are essentially alarm systems and coping mechanisms to help deal with foreign threat and domestic power centers. Thus, they tend to resonate when groups ... More


Russia

Céline Marangé

in Comparative Grand Strategy: A Framework and Cases

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840848
eISBN:
9780191876745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840848.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that Russia’s current leadership has consistently promoted a grand strategy that is fundamentally defensive in nature and offensive in practice. It has prioritized security and ... More


Introduction

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

in The Changing Security Dynamics of the Persian Gulf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190877385
eISBN:
9780190943202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877385.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This introductory chapter explores the changing complexion of security agendas in the Persian Gulf in the turbulent aftermath of the Arab Spring in 2011 and the twin shocks of the oil price collapse ... More


Pre-election Fever: The Origins of the 1937 Mass Operations

J. Arch Getty

in The Anatomy of Terror: Political Violence under Stalin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199655663
eISBN:
9780191757518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655663.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History, Social History

This chapter discusses the decision to launch the mass operations in terms of domestic politics, specifically fear in the elite about their continuing survival and domination. Of course Stalin and ... More


Fear, Loathing, Conspiracy: The Kirov Murder as Impetus for Terror

Matthew Lenoe

in The Anatomy of Terror: Political Violence under Stalin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199655663
eISBN:
9780191757518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655663.003.0012
Subject:
History, Political History, Social History

It is generally agreed that in the period 1936–9 there were several distinct waves of terror. The chapter discusses the Kirov assassination of December 1934 as a precipitant of the terror against the ... More


Sex and the State

Richard Togman

in Nationalizing Sex: Fertility, Fear, and Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190871840
eISBN:
9780190871871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190871840.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 1 begins by laying out the fundamental question of the book: What accounts for the ongoing choices of world leaders at multiple levels of governance to spend vast sums of money and manpower ... More


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