Conflict after the Cold War / Edition 1

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Assembled by one of the most renowned scholars in the field, the essays in this collection outline contrasting arguments about the future of the post-9/11 world. The readings are framed in a topically organized and ideologically balanced survey of the most relevant schools of thought. Arguments explore which political, economic, social, and military factors tend to cause war and whether such causes can be made obsolete.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780023091919
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/23/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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
The clash of civilizations? 33
Pt. II International realism : anarchy and power 51
The Melian dialogue 55
Doing evil in order to do good 60
The state of nature and the state of war 65
Realism and idealism 69
The origins of war in neorealist theory 86
Hegemonic war and international change 93
Power, culprits, and arms 105
Pt. III International liberalism : institutions and cooperation 117
Perpetual peace 121
Society and anarchy in international relations 128
Power and interdependence 139
The obsolescence of major war 146
Pt. IV Psychology and culture : unconscious sources of conflict and conscious norms 159
Why war? 163
The psychoanalysis of war 171
Warfare is only an invention - not a biological necessity 176
Anarchy is what states make of it 181
Constructing norms of humanitarian intervention 202
PT. V Economics : interests and interdependence 219
Money is not the sinews of war, although it is generally so considered 223
The great illusion 226
Paradise is a bazaar 228
Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism 236
Imperialism and capitalism 243
War as policy 252
Structural causes and economic effects 264
Trade and power 274
Pt. VI Politics : ideology and identity 287
Liberalism and world politics 291
Nations and nationalism 307
Democratization and war 318
Possible and impossible solutions to ethnic civil wars 331
The troubled history of partition 349
Pt. VII Strategy, I : military technology, doctrine, and stability 357
Arms races : prerequisites and results 361
Cooperation under the security dilemma 382
1914 Revisited 398
The offensive/defensive balance of military technology 411
Arms control : the historical experience 423
The spread of nuclear weapons : more may be better 433
Pt. VIII Strategy, II : terrorism and unconventional warfare 445
Science of guerrilla warfare 449
On guerrilla warfare 457
Patterns of violence in world politics 467
The strategic logic of terrorism 491
Religious radicalism and political violence 505
The soft underbelly of primacy 520
Pt. IX Transnational tensions : migration, resources, and environment 537
Security, stability, and migration 541
The war over water 557
Environmental changes as causes of acute conflict 567
Pt. X Conclusion : the future between contending forces 583
A revolution in warfare 585
The delusion of impartial intervention 597
Power, interdependence, and the information age 608
Jihad vs. McWorld 618
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