In this volume a distinguished group of political scientists and historians examine the origins of major wars and discuss the problems in preventing a nuclear war.
Table of Contents
Introduction: 1. Old wars and future wars: causation and prevention Joseph S. Nye, Jr; Part I. The Origins of War: Structural Theories: 2. The theory of hegemonic war Robert Gilpin; 3. The origins of war in neorealist theory Kenneth N. Waltz; 4. The contribution of expected utility theory to the study of international conflict Bruce Bueno de Mesquita; Part II. The Origins of War: Explanation of Non-rational Causality: 5. Domestic politics and war Jack S. Levy; 6. War and misperception Robert Jervis; 7. Crises and the unexpected George H. Quester; Part III. Lessons and Analogies from Early Major Wars: 8. Ideology and conflict: the wars of the Ottoman Empire 1453–1606 John F. Guilmartin, Jr; 9. The origins of the thirty years' war Myron P. Gutmann; 10. The origins, causes and extension of the wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon Gunther E. Rothenberg; Part IV. Lessons and Analogies from the World Wars: 11. The origins of World War I Samuel R. Williamson, Jr; 12. Wargames: 1914–1919 Charles S. Maier; 13. The Origins of World War II in Europe: British deterrence failure and German expansionism Jeffrey L. Hughes; 14. The origins of the Pacific War Scott D. Sagan.
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