Politics at the water's edge: Crisis bargaining and electoral competition

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The role of domestic politics is investigated, using a model to show how domestic opposition during a crisis can reveal to a rival state private information about the incumbent. In particular, the public nature of democratic competition results in the institutionally induced credibility of the message.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-486
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Conflict Resolution
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


  • Crisis bargaining
  • Democratic competition
  • Domestic politics
  • Electoral competition
  • Foreign policy
  • International crises
  • International relations


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