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Tacit Cooperation Between Enemies: Two Case Studies, Kristina Handy Apr 1994

Tacit Cooperation Between Enemies: Two Case Studies, Kristina Handy

Theses and Dissertations

This research details a point of reference to understand two case studies of cooperation that developed among lower-level, or non policy-making bureaucrats during times of conflict or war. Using components of game theory, I propose that when an international conflictual relationship occurs that resembles an iterated Prisoners' Dilemma, and that meets certain conditions, tacit cooperation can emerge. Tacit cooperation consists of illicit or implied cooperation that is not sanctioned at the national policy level.

In this research I develop a framework of tacit cooperation, relying heavily upon Robert Axelrod's theory of evolutionary cooperation. With the framework in place, I ...


The Paths To Democracy In The Czech Republic, Allison Allred Jan 1994

The Paths To Democracy In The Czech Republic, Allison Allred

Honors Theses

All of Europe strains for unity, yet Czechoslovakia willingly and peacefully divided itself into two nations on January 1, 1993. Czech Republic and Slovakia share many common interests and a powerful kinship that promotes alliance even under separate flags. The following quote demonstrates the unique history of Czechoslovakia from the perspective of an 80 year-old Czech citizen:

"Look, I was born in Austro-Hungary. I grew up in Czechoslovakia, suffered from Germans, spent 50 years in a colony of Russia--without ever leaving Prague! Now, we're Czechs again, like we've been for a thousand years. What's so bad about ...


Islamic Revival Movements And Revolution: The Cases Of Iran And Egypt, Myriam Kati Fizazi-Hawkins Jan 1994

Islamic Revival Movements And Revolution: The Cases Of Iran And Egypt, Myriam Kati Fizazi-Hawkins

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Hans Dietrich Genscher And The Csce Process, Christopher Josef Thanner Jan 1994

Hans Dietrich Genscher And The Csce Process, Christopher Josef Thanner

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Mormons In Wilhelmie Germany, 1870-1914: Making A Place For An Unwanted American Religion In A Changing German Society, Michael Mitchell Jan 1994

The Mormons In Wilhelmie Germany, 1870-1914: Making A Place For An Unwanted American Religion In A Changing German Society, Michael Mitchell

Theses and Dissertations

Between 1853 and 1914 the kingdom of Prussia and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons, disagreed over the issue of Mormon missionaries proselyting in Prussia. In 1853 royal magistrates banished all Mormon missionaries from the kingdom for advocating emigration. A new church policy of preaching without seeking for official permission, in addition to an improved relationship between the Mormons in Utah and the United States government after the Manifesto of 1890, led to an increase in missionaries sent to Germany, including Prussia. By 1900 mormon success alarmed the Prussian Protestant clergy and a few Prussian governors ...


How Culture Shapes Rationality: A Study Of Mayan And Miskito Communities In Guatemala And Nicaragua, Tracy Devine Guzman Jan 1994

How Culture Shapes Rationality: A Study Of Mayan And Miskito Communities In Guatemala And Nicaragua, Tracy Devine Guzman

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Closing The Open Door Policy: American Diplomatic And Military Reactions To The Russo-Japanese War Of 1904-1905, Jonathan Bennett Ault Jan 1994

Closing The Open Door Policy: American Diplomatic And Military Reactions To The Russo-Japanese War Of 1904-1905, Jonathan Bennett Ault

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Territorial Madness: Spain, Geopolitics, And The American Revolution, Michael J. Devine Jan 1994

Territorial Madness: Spain, Geopolitics, And The American Revolution, Michael J. Devine

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Conservative Enigma: Barry Goldwater And The Republican Party, 1953-1974, Michael John Craven Jan 1994

A Conservative Enigma: Barry Goldwater And The Republican Party, 1953-1974, Michael John Craven

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.