Trusting relationships in international politics: No need to hedge

Vincent Charles Keating*, Jan Ruzicka

*Awdur cyfatebol y gwaith hwn

Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid

49 Dyfyniadau(SciVal)
229 Wedi eu Llwytho i Lawr (Pure)

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How can trusting relationships be identified in international politics? The recent wave of scholarship on trust in International Relations answers this question by looking for one or the combination of three indicators - the incidence of cooperation; discourses expressing trust; or the calculated acceptance of vulnerability. These methods are inadequate both theoretically and empirically. Distinguishing between the concepts of trust and confidence, we instead propose an approach that focuses on the actors' hedging strategies. We argue that actors either declining to adopt or removing hedging strategies is a better indicator of a trusting relationship than the alternatives. We demonstrate the strength of our approach by showing how the existing approaches would suggest the US-Soviet relationship to be trusting when it was not so. In contrast, the US-Japanese alliance relationship allows us to show how we can identify a developing trusting relationship.

Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)753-770
Nifer y tudalennau18
CyfnodolynReview of International Studies
Cyfrol40
Rhif cyhoeddi4
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar10 Ebr 2014
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 31 Hyd 2014

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