Conflict After the Cold War: Arguments on Causes of War and Peace / Edition 3

Conflict After the Cold War: Arguments on Causes of War and Peace / Edition 3

by Richard K. Betts
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205583520

ISBN-13: 9780205583522

Pub. Date: 08/06/2007

Publisher: Pearson

Edited by one of the most renowned scholars in the field, Richard Betts’ Conflict After the Cold War assembles classic and contemporary readings that argue about the shape of international conflict in this post-Cold War and post-9/11 era. Contextualized within a broader philosophical and historical context, the carefully chosen and excerpted

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Edited by one of the most renowned scholars in the field, Richard Betts’ Conflict After the Cold War assembles classic and contemporary readings that argue about the shape of international conflict in this post-Cold War and post-9/11 era. Contextualized within a broader philosophical and historical context, the carefully chosen and excerpted selections in this popular reader introduce students to the core debates about the causes and the future of war and peace. Through the precision of its approach and attention to new issues, this reader challenges conventional wisdom and encourages more critical examination of the political, economic, social, and military factors that underlie political violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205583522
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/06/2007
Series:
MySearchLab Series for Political Science Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.09(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION: DOES WAR HAVE A FUTURE?
Francis Fukuyama, The End of History?
John J. Mearseimer, Why We Will Soon Miss the Cold War.

II. INTERNATIONAL REALISM: ANARCHY AND POWER.
Thucydides, The Melian Dialogue.
Niccolo Machiavelli, Doing Evil in Order to Do Good.
Thomas Hobbes, The State of Nature and the State of War.
Edward Hallet Carr, Realism and Idealism.
Kenneth N. Waltz, The Origins of War in Neorealist Theory.
Robert Gilpin, Hegemonic War and International Change.
Geoffrey Blainey, Power, Culprits, and Arms.

III. INTERNATIONAL LIBERALISM: INSTITUTIONS AND COOPERATION.
Immanuel Kant, Perpetual Peace.
Hedley Bull, Society and Anarchy in International Relations.
Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye, Power and Interdependence.
John Mueller, The Obsolescence of Major War.

IV. PSYCHOLOGY AND CULTURE: UNCONSCIOUS SOURCES OF CONFLICT AND CONSCIOUS NORMS.
William James, The Moral Equivalent of War.
Sigmund Freud, Why War?
Franco Fornari, The Psychoanalysis of War.
Marco Mead, Warfare is Only an Invention-Not a Biological Necessity.
Alexander Wendt, Anarchy Is What States Make of It.
Martha Finnemore, Constructing Norms of Humanitarian Intervention.
Samuel P. Huntington, The Clash of Civilization?

V. ECONOMIC: INTERESTS AND INTERDEPENDENCE.
Niccolo Machiavelli, Money Is Not the Sinews of War, Although It Is Generally So Considered.
Norman Angell, The Great Illusion.
Geoffrey Blainey, Paradise Is a Bazaar.
V.I. Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism.
Joseph Schumpeter, Imperialism and Capitalism.
Alan S. Milward, War as Policy.
Kenneth N. Waltz, Structural Causes and Economic Effects.
Richard Rosecrance, Trade and Power.

VI. POLITICS: IDEOLOGY AND IDENTITY.
Stanley Kober, Idealpolitik.
Michael W. Doyle, Liberalism and World Politics.
Ernest Gellner, National and Nationalism.
Edward D. Mansfield and Jack Snyder, Democratization and War.
Chaim Kaufmann, Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Wars.
Radha Kumar, The Troubled History of Partition.

VII. STRATEGY: MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, DOCTRINE, AND STABILITY.
Samuel P. Huntington, Arms Races: Prerequisites and Results.
Robert Jervis, Cooperation Under the Security Dilemma.
Scott D. Sagan, 1914 Revisited.
Jack S. Levy, The Offensive/Defensive Balance of Military Technology.
Charles H. Fairbanks, Jr. and Abram N. Shulsky, Arms Control: The Historical Experience.
Kenneth N. Waltz, The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: More May Be Better.

VIII. TRANSNATIONAL TENSIONS: MIGRATION, RESOURCES, AND ENVIRONMENT.
Myron Weiner, Security, Stability, and Migration.
John K. Cooley, The War Over Water.
Thomas F. Homer-Dixon, Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict.

IX. CONCLUSION: THE FUTURE BETWEEN CONTENDING FORCES.
Eliot A. Cohen, A Revolution in Warfare.
Richard J. Harknett and the JCISS Study Group, The Risks of a Networked Military.
Richard K. Betts, The Delusion of Impartial Intervention.
Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye, Power, Interdependence, and the Information Age.
Benjamin R. Barber, Jihad vs. McWorld.

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