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

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Betts, Richard, Conflict After the Cold War, 2nd Edition*\ Assembled by one of the most renowned scholars in the field, this collection aims to help readers sort out the main debates concerning the possibility and place of war in the post-Cold War world. The essay in this collection outline contrasting arguments about the future of the post-Cold War world and puts them in philosophical and historical context. Professor Betts has framed the readings in a topically organized and ideologically balanced survey of the most relevant schools of thought, examining the arguments about what political, economic, social and military factors tend to cause war and whether such causes can be made obsolete. For those interested in the Cold War.
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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: 9780205583522
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/6/2007
  • Series: MySearchLab Series for Political Science Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 1.25 (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

Pt. I Introduction: Does War Have a Future? 1
The End of History? 5
Why We will Soon Miss the Cold War 17
Pt. II International Realism: Anarchy and Power 33
The Melian Dialogue 37
Doing Evil in Order to Do Good 42
The State of Nature and the State of War 47
Realism and Idealism 51
The Origins of War in Neorealist Theory 68
Hegemonic War and International Change 75
Power, Culprits, and Arms 87
Pt. III International Liberalism: Institutions and Cooperation 99
Perpetual Peace 103
Society and Anarchy in International Relations 110
Power and Interdependence 121
The Obsolescence of Major War 128
Pt. IV Psychology and Culture: Unconscious Sources of Conflict and Conscious Norms 141
The Moral Equivalent of War 145
Why War? 152
The Psychoanalysis of War 160
Warfare Is Only in Invention - Not a Biological Necessity 165
Anarchy Is What States Make of It 170
Constructing Norms of Humanitarian Intervention 191
The Clash of Civilizations? 207
Pt. V Economic: Interests and Interdependence 225
Money Is Not the Sinews of War, Although It Is Generally So Considered 229
The Great Illusion 232
Paradise Is a Bazaar 234
Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism 242
Imperialism and Capitalism 249
War as Policy 258
Structural Causes and Economic Effects 270
Trade and Power 280
Pt. VI Politics: Ideology and Identity 293
Idealpolitik 297
Liberalism and World Politics 308
Nations and Nationalism 324
Democratization and War 335
Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Wars 348
The Troubled History of Partition 366
Pt. VII Strategy: Military Technology, Doctrine, and Stability 375
Arms Races: Prerequisites and Results 379
Cooperation Under the Security Dilemma 400
1914 Revisited 416
The Offensive/Defensive Balance of Military Technology 429
Arms Control: The Historical Experience 441
The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: More May Be Better 451
Pt. VIII Transnational Tensions: Migration, Resources, and Environment 463
Security, Stability, and Migration 467
The War Over Water 483
Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict 493
Pt. IX Conclusion: The Future Between Contending Forces 509
A Revolution in Warfare 511
The Risks of a Networked Military 523
The Delusion of Impartial Intervention 537
Power, Interdependence, and the Information Age 548
Jihad Vs. McWorld 558
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