The Behavioral Origins of War / Edition 1

The Behavioral Origins of War / Edition 1

by D. Scott Bennett, Allan C. Stam III
     
 

ISBN-10: 047206844X

ISBN-13: 9780472068449

Pub. Date: 12/11/2003

Publisher: University of Michigan Press


In The Behavioral Origins of War, D. Scott Bennett and Allan C. Stam analyze systemic, binary, and individual factors in order to evaluate a wide variety of theories about the origins of war.
Challenging the view that theories of war are nothing more than competing explanations for observed behavior, this expansive study incorporates variables from…  See more details below

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In The Behavioral Origins of War, D. Scott Bennett and Allan C. Stam analyze systemic, binary, and individual factors in order to evaluate a wide variety of theories about the origins of war.
Challenging the view that theories of war are nothing more than competing explanations for observed behavior, this expansive study incorporates variables from multiple theories and thus accounts for war's multiplicity of causes. While individual theories offer partial explanations for international conflict, only a valid set of theories can provide a complete explanation. Bennett and Stam's unconventional yet methodical approach opens the way for cumulative scientific progress in international relations.
D. Scott Bennett is Professor of Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University. Allan C. Stam is Associate Professor in the Government Department at Dartmouth College.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472068449
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
12/11/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface & Acknowledgments
1Toward a Better Understanding of Theories of International Conflict1
2Comparative Hypothesis Testing and Some Limits to Knowledge15
3Choosing and Testing the Arguments: The Practice and Pitfalls of Comparative Hypothesis Testing35
4Arguments and Operational Measures70
5Findings107
6Assessing a Model's Reliability across Space and Time165
7Conclusion200
App. AData Development and Cumulation for International Relations: EUGene223
App. BMeasuring Expected Utility232
Notes249
Bibliography257
Index277

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