Book review: The Logic of Political Survival, by Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith, Randolph M. Siverson, and James D. Morrow, 2003 (550 pages).
“This belief in the desire to hold power leads us to theorize about the interdependence between institutions of governance and questions related to political survival, a topic that has received limited attention in the literature on political institutions” – Bruce Bueno de Mesquita et al. (2005, p. 16) One of the questions to which this… Read more
The siege of Jadotville was an armed conflict that happened in September of 1961 (at the peak of the Cold War), during the Congo Crisis, when the “A” Company, 35th Battalion, of the Irish Army’s United Nations Operation in the Congo was attacked by troops (“Katangese Gendarmerie”) of Prime Minister Moïse Tshombe. “The lightly armed… Read more
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