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The Origins Of Major War

Author : Dale C. Copeland
ISBN : 9780801467042
Genre : History
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One of the most important questions of human existence is what drives nations to war—especially massive, system-threatening war. Much military history focuses on the who, when, and where of war; in this riveting book, Dale C. Copeland brings attention to bear on why governments make decisions that lead to, sustain, and intensify conflicts. Copeland presents detailed historical narratives of several twentieth-century cases, including World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. He highlights instigating factors that transcend individual personalities, styles of government, geography, and historical context to reveal remarkable consistency across several major wars usually considered dissimilar. The result is a series of challenges to established interpretive positions and provocative new readings of the causes of conflict. Classical realists and neorealists claim that dominant powers initiate war. Hegemonic stability realists believe that wars are most often started by rising states. Copeland offers an approach stronger in explanatory power and predictive capacity than these three brands of realism: he examines not only the power resources but the shifting power differentials of states. He specifies more precisely the conditions under which state decline leads to conflict, drawing empirical support from the critical cases of the twentieth century as well as major wars spanning from ancient Greece to the Napoleonic Wars.
Category: History

The Origin And Prevention Of Major Wars

Author : Acade Oc Voce-President for Arts Sciences and Technology Robert I Rotberg
ISBN : 0521379555
Genre : History
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Since the development of the modern state system in Europe four centuries ago, there have been ten general wars involving a majority of the major powers and a high level of casualties. Another major war is difficult to conceive of, since it would presumably be the last such conflict, and yet it is not an impossibility. In this volume a distinguished group of political scientists and historians examine the origins of major wars and discuss the problems in preventing a nuclear war.
Category: History

Structural Origins Of Major War

Author : David Dessler
ISBN : IND:39000007935773
Genre : International relations
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Category: International relations

Economic Interdependence And War

Author : Dale C. Copeland
ISBN : 9781400852703
Genre : Political Science
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Does growing economic interdependence among great powers increase or decrease the chance of conflict and war? Liberals argue that the benefits of trade give states an incentive to stay peaceful. Realists contend that trade compels states to struggle for vital raw materials and markets. Moving beyond the stale liberal-realist debate, Economic Interdependence and War lays out a dynamic theory of expectations that shows under what specific conditions interstate commerce will reduce or heighten the risk of conflict between nations. Taking a broad look at cases spanning two centuries, from the Napoleonic and Crimean wars to the more recent Cold War crises, Dale Copeland demonstrates that when leaders have positive expectations of the future trade environment, they want to remain at peace in order to secure the economic benefits that enhance long-term power. When, however, these expectations turn negative, leaders are likely to fear a loss of access to raw materials and markets, giving them more incentive to initiate crises to protect their commercial interests. The theory of trade expectations holds important implications for the understanding of Sino-American relations since 1985 and for the direction these relations will likely take over the next two decades. Economic Interdependence and War offers sweeping new insights into historical and contemporary global politics and the actual nature of democratic versus economic peace.
Category: Political Science

The Origins Of The Vietnam War

Author : Fredrik Logevall
ISBN : 9781317882558
Genre : History
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Why did the US make a commitment to an independent South Vietnam? Could a major war have been averted? Fredrik Logevall provides a concise, comprehensive and accessible introduction to the origins of the Vietnam War from the end of the Indochina War in 1954 to the eruption of full-scale war in 1965, and places events against their full international background.
Category: History

The Origins Of The Wars Of German Unification

Author : William Carr
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035212732
Genre : History
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An examination of the origins of the wars of German unification which covers such subjects as the international situation and the domestic crisis and gives a detailed account of the wars and their ramifications for Europe and Germany itself. The text pays particular attention to the personality of Bismarck as a leader and his Prussian-centred policy and the ways in which he ensured that no fanatical ideologies would turn the wars into totalitarian conquests.
Category: History

Realism

Author : Benjamin Frankel
ISBN : 9781135068219
Genre : History
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Realism has been the subject of critical scrutiny for some time and this examination aims to identify and define its strengths and shortcomings, making a contribution to the study of international relations.
Category: History

The Origins Of The First World War

Author : William Mulligan
ISBN : 9780521886338
Genre : History
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A new interpretation of the origins of World War I that synthesises recent scholarship and introduces the major historiographical and political debates surrounding the outbreak of the war. It examines key issues, providing a clear account of relations between the great powers, disintegrating empires, and the role of smaller states.
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The Origins Of The First World War

Author : Ruth Henig
ISBN : 9781134852000
Genre : History
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This fully revised edition focuses on the major issues and assesses the validity of the different intepretations advanced on the origins of the First World War.
Category: History

China S Ascent

Author : Robert S. Ross
ISBN : 9780801456985
Genre : Political Science
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Assessments of China's importance on the world stage usually focus on a single dimension of China's increasing power, rather than on the multiple sources of China's rise, including its economic might and the continuing modernization of its military. This book offers multiple analytical perspectives—constructivist, liberal, neorealist—on the significance of the many dimensions of China's regional and global influence. Distinguished authors consider the likelihood of conflict and peaceful accommodation as China grows ever stronger. They look at the changing position of China "from the inside": How do Chinese policymakers evaluate the contemporary international order and what are the regional and global implications of that worldview? The authors also address the implications of China's increasing power for Chinese policymaking and for the foreign policies of Korea, Japan, and the United States.
Category: Political Science

The Origins Of The Second World War

Author : Victor Rothwell
ISBN : 0719059585
Genre : History
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Victor Rothwell examines the origins of World War II, from the flawed peace settlement in 1919 to the start of the true world war at Pearl Harbor in 1941. He asks many important questions. Why did the cause of peace advance in the 1920s, only to be stopped in its tracks and threatened with reversal by the Great Depression?; what was the nature of Nazi thinking about war, foreign policy, and the policy of appeasement that sought to accommodate the Third Reich without again going to war? He also examines the events in the Far East at the time, and draws a contrast between the role of the US and the Far East throughout the 1930s. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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The Outbreak Of The First World War

Author : Jack S. Levy
ISBN : 9781107042452
Genre : History
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Brings together leading historians and international relations scholars to debate the causes of the First World War.
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The Waning Of Major War

Author : Raimo Vayrynen
ISBN : 9781135320188
Genre : History
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This book is a systematic effort by leading international scholars to map the trends in major-power warfare and explore whether it is waxing or waning. The main point of departure is that major-power war as a historical institution is in decline. This does not mean, though, that wars between states are in general disappearing. While there is some convergence in the conclusions by individual authors, they are by no means unanimous about the trend. The articles explore different causes and correlates of the declining trend in major-power warfare, including the impact of the international structure, nuclear weapons, international law, multilateral institutions, sovereignty and value changes.
Category: History

The Origins Of The First World War

Author : Ruth Beatrice Henig
ISBN : 0415262054
Genre : History
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A concise introduction to one of the major historical controversies, this pamphlet surveys the roots of WWI; assesses the legacy of Bismarck's diplomacy; outlines the assassination crisis; and examines the historical debate.
Category: History

The Origins Of The Second World War

Author : R. J. Overy
ISBN : 9781317865841
Genre : History
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The book explores the reasons why the Second World War broke out in September 1939 and not sooner, and why a European war expanded into world war by 1941. The war has usually been seen simply as Hitler’s war and yet the wider conflict that broke out when Germany invaded Poland was not the war that Hitler wanted. He had hoped for a short war against Poland; instead, Britain and France declared war on Germany. Richard Overy argues that any explanation of the outbreak of hostilities must therefore be multi-national and he shows how the war’s origins are to be found in the basic instability of the international system that was brought about by the decline of the old empires of Britain and France and the rise of ambitious new powers, Italy, Germany and Japan, keen to build new empires of their own.
Category: History

World War I And The Origins Of U S Military Intelligence

Author : James L. Gilbert
ISBN : 9780810884595
Genre : History
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Nxus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I by Jonathan Reed Winkler (Harvard University Press, June 2008) / 358 pages / 6 x 9 / $60 (cloth) PubAlley: 142 units, $7,833.07 BookScan: 105 records WorldCat: 298 records In the Shadow of the Sphinx: A History of Army Counterintelligence by James L. Gilbert, John P. Finnegan, and Ann Bray (Dept. of the Army, Dec. 2005) / 174 pages / 10.9 x 8.4 / $22.50 (paper) BookScan: 67 records WorldCat: 162 records The Most Secret War: Army Signals Intelligence in Vietnam by James L. Gilbert (Government Printing Office, 2003) / 131 pages / 10.9 x 9.4 WorldCat: 217 records Her Majesty's Secret Service: The Making of the British Intelligence Community by Christopher Andrew (Penguin, 1998) / 619 pages / 7.7 x 5.1 WorldCat: 1,098 records The Zimmermann Telegram by Barbara W. Tuchman (Ballantine, March 1985) / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / $15 (paper) PubAlley: 1,854 units, $24,835.30 WorldCat: 2,124 records
Category: History

The American Civil War And The Origins Of Modern Warfare

Author : Edward Hagerman
ISBN : 0253207150
Genre : History
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" . . . a major contribution to our knowledge of the place of the Civil War in the history of warfare. . . . I have long hoped for a sound history of Civil War military staffs . . . I need hope no more; Hagerman has covered this subject also, with the same assured expertness that he gives to tactics and technology." --Russell F. Weigley " . . . this fine book deserves a place on the shelves of all military historians in this country and abroad." --American Historical Review " . . . a first rate book . . . impressive . . . an imposing work . . . " --Journal of American History "This book is filled with enlightening information. . . . ought to be a standard for many years to come and should be required reading for any serious Civil War military historian." --Journal of Southern History
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Europe United

Author : Sebastian Rosato
ISBN : 0801461464
Genre : Political Science
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The construction of the European Community (EC) has widely been understood as the product of either economic self-interest or dissatisfaction with the nation-state system. In Europe United, Sebastian Rosato challenges these conventional explanations, arguing that the Community came into being because of balance of power concerns. France and the Federal Republic of Germany—the two key protagonists in the story—established the EC at the height of the cold war as a means to balance against the Soviet Union and one another. More generally, Rosato argues that international institutions, whether military or economic, largely reflect the balance of power. In his view, states establish institutions in order to maintain or increase their share of world power, and the shape of those institutions reflects the wishes of their most powerful members. Rosato applies this balance of power theory of cooperation to several other cooperative ventures since 1789, including various alliances and trade pacts, the unifications of Italy and Germany, and the founding of the United States. Rosato concludes by arguing that the demise of the Soviet Union has deprived the EC of its fundamental purpose. As a result, further moves toward political and military integration are improbable, and the economic community is likely to unravel to the point where it becomes a shadow of its former self.
Category: Political Science

Constructivism And International Relations

Author : Stefano Guzzini
ISBN : 9781134319596
Genre : Political Science
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This new book unites in one volume some of the most prominent critiques of Alexander Wendt's constructivist theory of international relations and includes the first comprehensive reply by Wendt. Partly reprints of benchmark articles, partly new original critiques, the critical chapters are informed by a wide array of contending theories ranging from realism to poststructuralism. The collected leading theorists critique Wendt’s seminal book Social Theory of International Politics and his subsequent revisions. They take issue with the full panoply of Wendt’s approach, such as his alleged positivism, his critique of the realist school, the conceptualism of identity, and his teleological theory of history. Wendt’s reply is not limited to rebuttal only. For the first time, he develops his recent idea of quantum social science, as well as its implications for theorising international relations. This unique volume will be a necessary companion to Wendt’s book for students and researchers seeking a better understanding of his work, and also offers one of the most up-to-date collections on constructivist theorizing.
Category: Political Science

The Origins Of World War I

Author : Richard Frederick Hamilton
ISBN : 0521817358
Genre : History
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Discusses and examines the possible causes of World War I.
Category: History