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International conflict : logic and evidence

Author: Stephen L Quackenbush
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage, CQ Press, 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Introducing students to key theories and empirical findings of international conflict stemming from scientific research on core facets, this book covers the whole process of interstate war, from  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen L Quackenbush
ISBN: 9781452240985 1452240981
OCLC Number: 1041299212
Description: 409 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: FoundationsChapter 1: The Scientific Study of War What Is Science? The Scientific and Classical Approaches Levels of Analysis Dangerous Dyads A Process Model of War Conclusion Key ConceptsChapter 2: Identifying Wars and Militarized Disputes International Conflict in the Past Two Centuries Defining War Militarized Interstate Disputes Other Measures of International Conflict Conclusion Key ConceptsChapter 3: Rational Choice Theory Rationality Expected Utility Theory Game Theory Bargaining Model of War Conclusion Key ConceptsPart II: Causes of War and Militarized DisputesChapter 4: Contiguity and Territory Contiguity and International Conflict Identifying Opportunity for Conflict Territorial Issues and International Conflict Conclusion Key ConceptsChapter 5: Power Defining and Measuring Power Polarity and Stability Offense-Defense Balance Power Transition Theory Conclusion Key ConceptsChapter 6: Alliances Types of Alliances Why Do States Form Alliances? Drawbacks of Alliances Measuring Shared Interests Alliances and Conflict Conclusion Key ConceptsChapter 7: Democratic Peace Empirical Findings Regarding the Democratic Peace Explaining the Democratic Peace The Kantian Triangle Alternative Explanations Conclusion Key ConceptsChapter 8: Deterrence Types of Deterrence Classical Deterrence Theory Perfect Deterrence Theory Conclusion Key ConceptsChapter 9: Escalation of Disputes to War Patterns of Escalation Contextual Factors Leading to Escalation Strategy, Interaction, and Escalation Conclusion Key ConceptsPart III: The Conduct and Aftermath of WarChapter 10: Military Doctrine and Strategy The Study of Warfare Military Strategy Principles of War Modeling Combat Conclusion Key ConceptsChapter 11: Evolution of War War Expansion War Duration War Outcomes Conclusion Key ConceptsChapter 12: War Termination and Consequences Bargaining and War Termination Consequences of War Conclusion Key ConceptsChapter 13: Recurrent Conflict and Rivalry Recurrent Conflict Settlements and Recurrent Conflict International Rivalry Conclusion Key ConceptsPart IV: ConclusionsChapter 14: What Have We Learned About War? The Cumulation of Knowledge The Importance of Theory Key Concepts
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