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Man, the State, and War: A Theoretical Analysis
     

Man, the State, and War: A Theoretical Analysis

by Kenneth N. Waltz
 

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What are the causes of war? To answer this question, Professor Waltz examines the ideas of major thinkers throughout the history of Western civilization. He explores works both by classic political philosophers, such as St. Augustine, Hobbes, Kant, and Rousseau, and by modern psychologists and anthropologists to discover ideas intended to explain war among states and

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What are the causes of war? To answer this question, Professor Waltz examines the ideas of major thinkers throughout the history of Western civilization. He explores works both by classic political philosophers, such as St. Augustine, Hobbes, Kant, and Rousseau, and by modern psychologists and anthropologists to discover ideas intended to explain war among states and related prescriptions for peace.

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Foreign
[A] thoughtful inquiry into the views of classical political theory on the nature and causes of war.
Foreign Affairs
In this thoughtful inquiry into the views of classical political theory on the nature and causes of war, Professor Waltz follows three principal themes or images: war as a consequence of the nature and behavior of man, as an outcome of their internal organization of states, and as a product of international anarchy.
American Political Science Review
It is fortunate that Waltz is not merely a qualified political theorist but also an able student of international politics.
Booknews
<:st>Reprint of the 1959 original, cited in , with a new four page preface. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Military Review
Despite the changes in the world, the text stands as a classic effort to explain why men and nations fight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231515917
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
263
Sales rank:
592,905
File size:
668 KB

Meet the Author

Kenneth N. Waltz is a recipient of the James Madison Award for distinguished scholarly contributions to political science from the American Political Science Association. He is Ford Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and is now at the Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of Foreign Policy and Democratic Politics, Theory of International Politics, and coauthor of The Spread of Nuclear Weapons.



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