Handbook of International Rivalries

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Thompson (Rogers Professor of Political Science, Indiana Univ.) and Dreyer (political science, Lenoir Rhyne Univ.) cover their complex subject in seven geographically determined chapters and inventory 200 inter-nation rivalries. Entries open with a quick-reference list of rivalry durations, escalations to war, and a generic identification of the conflict's root. Multiparagraph narratives are followed by a list of abbreviated sources linked to a 41-page bibliography. Puzzling is the omission of U.S. conflicts with various Middle Eastern nations, since the authors' definition of rivalry, explained in the first chapter, is "two actors…engaged in…intense conflictual relationship." Also challenging is determining the organization of rivalries within chapters.—Savannah Schroll Guz, formerly with Smithsonian Libs., Washington, DC
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  • ISBN-13: 9780872894877
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/2/2011
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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