Essence of Political Manipulation

Emotion, Institutions, & Greek Foreign Policy

by Nikolaos Zahariadis (Author)
Monographs XI, 231 Pages


This book takes an intriguingly original look at the dynamics of foreign policy making. Adopting a theory of political manipulation and using the case of Greek policy toward the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Nikolaos Zahariadis examines how human emotion and political institutions interact to produce cooperative and confrontational decisions. His findings have implications for policy makers, students of politics, and informed citizens who want to know how leaders manipulate ideas, emotions, and democratic institutions to make decisions that «win all the battles, but ultimately lose the war».


XI, 231
ISBN (Hardcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2005. XI, 231 pp., 1 table

Biographical notes

Nikolaos Zahariadis (Author)

The Author: Nikolaos Zahariadis is Director of International Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Ron B. Casey fellow, and former president of the International Studies Association-South. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Georgia, and is the author of numerous books, most recently Ambiguity and Choice in Public Policy (2003).


Title: Essence of Political Manipulation