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

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Overview

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.

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Charles Doran
Greg Cashman thoroughly examines the validity and reliability of empirical findings and the theories of international relations they attempt to test. He is clear, balanced, and precise. Every student of world politics ought to own this book.
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Cashman takes a comprehensive look at the various factors thought to contribute to the outbreak of war. Using a levels of analysis approach, he presents an exhaustive set of theories at the individual, substate, state, dyadic, and international levels. Following the explanation of each theory, Cashman presents the empirical record supporting and/or refuting the theories. In this second edition, the book has been expanded to include the growing body of literature examining the causes of war. Further, Cashman has added more depth to the theoretical discussions by including throughout the book case illustrations that should help pique the interest of students. He has also added a chapter on constructivism reflecting an evolving field of study. This book presents a most comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of literature surrounding the causes of war. It is ideal for graduate and advanced undergraduates studying contemporary war. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, research, and professional collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739101124
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Cashman is professor emeritus and adjunct professor in political science at Salisbury University, Maryland.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1 Empirical Theory and the Causes of War 1
2 The Individual Level of Analysis: Human Aggression 14
3 The Individual Level of Analysis: Psychological Explanations for War 36
4 Governmental Decision Making 77
5 The State and International Conflict 124
6 International Interaction: Stimulus-Response Theory and Arms Races 160
7 International Interaction: Game Theory and Deterrence Theory 193
8 The International System: Anarchy and Power 224
9 The International System: Cyclical Theories and Historical-Structural Theories of War 254
10 Conclusion 279
Notes 289
Bibliography 333
Index 353
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