Conflict After the Cold War: Arguments on Causes of War and Peace / Edition 4

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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 on enduring problems of international security.

Offering broad historical and philosophical breadth, the carefully chosen and excerpted selections in this popular reader help students engage key debates over the future of war and the new forms that violent conflict will take. Conflict After the Cold War encourages closer scrutiny of the political, economic, social, and military factors that drive war and peace.

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Conflict After the Cold War is a classic and first-rate reader that addresses enduring problems of international security and admirably represents a variety of theoretical orientations without overreliance on contemporary squabbles. By including classical and current readings, it helps students understand the important ideas, not just the names, behind theories of war and peace. Christopher Marcoux, College of William and Mary
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205851751
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/9/2012
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 527,160
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard K. Betts is the Arnold Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies in the Department of Political Science, the director of the Institute of War and Peace Studies, and the director of the International Security Policy Program in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is also Adjunct Senior Fellow for National Security Studies on the Council of Foreign Relations, acommissioner to the National Commission on Terrorism, and former staff member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His research interests include national security, military strategy, and international conflict, and he has published numerous articles on foreign policy, military strategy, intelligence operations, conventional forces, nuclear weapons, arms trade, collective security, strategic issues in Asia, and other subjects.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Visions of War and Peace 1. "The End of History?" 2. "Why We Will Soon Miss the Cold War" 3. The Clash of Civilizations? 4. Economics Trumps Politics Part II. International Realism: Anarchy and Power 5. "The Melian Dialogue" 6. "Doing Evil in Order to Do Good" 7. "The State of Nature" 8. "Realism and Idealism" 9. The Origins of War in Neorealist Theory 10. "Hegemonic War and International Change" 11. "Power, Culprits, and Arms" Part III. International Liberalism: Institutions and Cooperation 12. "Perpetual Peace" 13. Peace Through Arbitration 14. "Community of Power vs. Balance of Power" 15. "Liberalism and World Politics" 16. "Power and Interdependence" Part IV. Psychology: The Human Mind and International Conflict 17. "Why War?" 18. "How Good People Do Bad Things" 19. "Why Hawks Win" 20. War and Misperception Part V. Culture: Customs, Norms, and Learning 21. "Anarchy is What States Make of It" 22. Spirit, Standing, and Honor 23. "War is Only an Invention, Not a Biological Necessity" 24. "The Obsolescence of Major War" 25. "Constructing Norms of Humanitarian Intervention" 26. "Men, Women, and War" Part VI. Economics: Interests and Interdependence 27. "Money is Not the Sinews of War..." 28. "The Great Illusion" 29. "Paradise is a Bazaar" 30. "Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism" 31. "Imperialism and Capitalism" 32. "War as Policy" 33. "Structural Causes and Economic Effects" 34. "Trade and Power" Part VII. Politics: Ideology and Identity 35. "Nations and Nationalism" 36. "Democratization and War" 37. "Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Wars" 38. "The Troubled History of Partition" Part VIII. Military Technology, Strategy, and Stability 39. "Cooperation Under the Security Dilemma" 40. "The Offensive/Defensive Balance of Military Technology" 41. "Arms Control: Historical Experience" 42. "The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: More May Be Better" Part IX. Revolution, Unconventional Warfare, and Terrorism 43. The Logic of Terrorism 44. Religious Radicalism and Political Violence 45. "Speech to the American People" 46. "Jihadi Networks of Terror" 47. Science of Guerrilla Warfare 48. On Guerrilla Warfare 49. Patterns of Violence in World Politics 50. Insurgency and Counterinsurgency 51. Principles, Imperatives, and Paradoxes of Counterinsurgency 52. A Strategy of Tactics: The Folly of Counterinsurgency Part X. New Threats and Strategies for Peace 53. "Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict" 54. Ecoviolence 55. "A World of Liberty Under Law" 56. "China: Can the Next Superpower Rise Without War?" 57. "Peace Among Civilizations?"

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