Conflict After the Cold War: Arguments on Causes of War and Peace / Edition 4

Conflict After the Cold War: Arguments on Causes of War and Peace / Edition 4

by Richard K. Betts
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Conflict After the Cold War: Arguments on Causes of War and Peace / Edition 4

Edited by one of the most renowned scholars in the field, Richard Betts' Conflict After the Cold War assembles classic and contemporary readings on enduring problems of international security.

Offering broad historical and philosophical breadth, the carefully chosen and excerpted selections in this popular reader help students engage key debates over the future of war and the new forms that violent conflict will take. Conflict After the Cold War encourages closer scrutiny of the political, economic, social, and military factors that drive war and peace.

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ISBN-13: 9781138192423
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/17/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 676
Sales rank: 405,213
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Visions of War and Peace 1. "The End of History?" 2. "Why We Will Soon Miss the Cold War" 3. The Clash of Civilizations? 4. Economics Trumps Politics Part II. International Realism: Anarchy and Power 5. "The Melian Dialogue" 6. "Doing Evil in Order to Do Good" 7. "The State of Nature" 8. "Realism and Idealism" 9. The Origins of War in Neorealist Theory 10. "Hegemonic War and International Change" 11. "Power, Culprits, and Arms" Part III. International Liberalism: Institutions and Cooperation 12. "Perpetual Peace" 13. Peace Through Arbitration 14. "Community of Power vs. Balance of Power" 15. "Liberalism and World Politics" 16. "Power and Interdependence" Part IV. Psychology: The Human Mind and International Conflict 17. "Why War?" 18. "How Good People Do Bad Things" 19. "Why Hawks Win" 20. War and Misperception Part V. Culture: Customs, Norms, and Learning 21. "Anarchy is What States Make of It" 22. Spirit, Standing, and Honor 23. "War is Only an Invention, Not a Biological Necessity" 24. "The Obsolescence of Major War" 25. "Constructing Norms of Humanitarian Intervention" 26. "Men, Women, and War" Part VI. Economics: Interests and Interdependence 27. "Money is Not the Sinews of War..." 28. "The Great Illusion" 29. "Paradise is a Bazaar" 30. "Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism" 31. "Imperialism and Capitalism" 32. "War as Policy" 33. "Structural Causes and Economic Effects" 34. "Trade and Power" Part VII. Politics: Ideology and Identity 35. "Nations and Nationalism" 36. "Democratization and War" 37. "Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Wars" 38. "The Troubled History of Partition" Part VIII. Military Technology, Strategy, and Stability 39. "Cooperation Under the Security Dilemma" 40. "The Offensive/Defensive Balance of Military Technology" 41. "Arms Control: Historical Experience" Part IX. Revolution, Unconventional Warfare, and Terrorism 42. The Logic of Terrorism 43. Religious Radicalism and Political Violence 44. "Speech to the American People" 45. "Jihadi Networks of Terror" 46. Science of Guerrilla Warfare 47. On Guerrilla Warfare 48. Patterns of Violence in World Politics 49. Insurgency and Counterinsurgency 50. Principles, Imperatives, and Paradoxes of Counterinsurgency 51. A Strategy of Tactics: The Folly of Counterinsurgency Part X. New Threats and Strategies for Peace 52. "Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict" 53. Ecoviolence 54. "A World of Liberty Under Law" 55. "China: Can the Next Superpower Rise Without War?" 56. "Peace Among Civilizations?"

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