What Causes War?: An Introduction to Theories of International Conflict / Edition 1

What Causes War?: An Introduction to Theories of International Conflict / Edition 1

by Greg Cashman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739101129

ISBN-13: 9780739101124

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Lexington Books

In "What Causes War?" Greg Cashman provides a new synthesis of a rapidly expanding field. His analysis of international conflict starts at the level of individual psychology and proceeds through levels of rational decision making to large-scale theories of international systems. Cashman covers topics such as human aggression and psychological explanations for war;

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In "What Causes War?" Greg Cashman provides a new synthesis of a rapidly expanding field. His analysis of international conflict starts at the level of individual psychology and proceeds through levels of rational decision making to large-scale theories of international systems. Cashman covers topics such as human aggression and psychological explanations for war; governmental decision making; the state and international conflict; and stimulus-response and game theories and their relation to arms races and deterrence. As the first such analysis published in years, this book will be invaluable for classroom use and will provide a substantial addition to the existing literature.

Author Biography: Greg Cashman is Professor of Political Science at Salisbury State University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739101124
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Empirical Theory and the Causes of War
Chapter 2: The Individual Level of Analysis, Part I: Human Aggression
Chapter 3: The Individual Level of Analysis, Part II: Psychological Explanations for War
Chapter 4: The Substate Level of Analysis: Group Decision Making
Chapter 5: The State Level of Analysis, Part I: Political, Economic, and Demographic Factors
Chapter 6: The State Level of Analysis, Part II: Internal Conflicts, Nationalism, and War Weariness
Chapter 7: The Dyadic Level of Analysis, Part I: The Nature of Dyads—Really Bad Dyads and Pretty Good Dyads
Chapter 8: The Dyadic Level of Analysis, Part II: International Interactions
Chapter 9: The Dyadic Level of Analysis, Part III: Game Theory, Bargaining, and Deterrence Theory
Chapter 10: The International System Level of Analysis, Part I: Realism, Anarchy, and the Balance of Power
Chapter 11: The International System Level of Analysis, Part II: Power Dynamics, Cyclical Theories, and Historical-Structural Theories of War
Chapter 12: Constructivism: A Digression
Chapter 13: Conclusion
Bibliography

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