Theories of War and Peace / Edition 1

Theories of War and Peace / Edition 1

by Michael E. Brown, Owen R. Cote, Sean M. (Eds.) Lynn-Jones

New approaches to understanding war and peace in the changing international system.See more details below


New approaches to understanding war and peace in the changing international system.

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MIT Press
Publication date:
International Security Readers
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

The Contributors
Pt. IRealist Theories of War and Peace
Back to the Future: Instability in Europe after the Cold War3
Offense, Defense, and the Causes of War55
Realists as Optimists: Cooperation as Self-Help94
Pt. IIDemocracy and War
How Liberalism Produces Democratic Peace137
Kant or Cant: The Myth of the Democratic Peace176
Democratization and the Danger of War221
Pt. IIINationalism, Ethnicity, and War
Hypotheses on Nationalism and War257
Containing Fear: The Origins and Management of Ethnic Conflict292
Pt. IVInternational Institutions, War, and Peace
The False Promise of International Institutions329
The Promise of Institutionalist Theory384
The Promise of Collective Security397
The False Premise of Realism407
Constructing International Politics416
A Realist Reply427
Pt. VWar and Peace in a Changing International System
Is War Obsolete? A Review Essay441
Economic Interdependence and War: A Theory of Trade Expectations464
Environmental Scarcities and Violent Conflict: Evidence from Cases501
The Utility of Force in a World of Scarcity537

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