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Justice and the Genesis of War
     

Justice and the Genesis of War

by Thomas J. Biersteker, Steve Smith, David A. Welch
 

ISBN-10: 0521558689

ISBN-13: 9780521558686

Pub. Date: 04/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this major study of the causes of war, David Welch argues that, contrary to the received wisdom in academic and policy circles, states are often motivated by sincere concern for the perceived demands of justice, not merely by self interest. By examining the outbreak of five Great Power wars (the Crimean War, the Franco-Prussian War, World War I, World War II,

Overview

In this major study of the causes of war, David Welch argues that, contrary to the received wisdom in academic and policy circles, states are often motivated by sincere concern for the perceived demands of justice, not merely by self interest. By examining the outbreak of five Great Power wars (the Crimean War, the Franco-Prussian War, World War I, World War II, and the Falklands War), Welch demonstrates the importance of the justice motive in state behavior, using both historical and philosophical analysis to shed new light on an old problem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521558686
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series , #29
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The justice motive and war; 2. The Crimean war; 3. The Franco-Prussian war; 4. World War I; 5. World War II; 6. The Falklands/Malvinas war; 7. Justice and injustice in a global context.

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