Scientific Study of Peace and War A Text Reader

ISBN-10: 0739100726

ISBN-13: 9780739100721

Edition: 1999 (Reprint)

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Description: The contributors of this book suggest methodologies for a systematic analysis of historical examples, using controlled observation, the collection of evidence, and careful inferences.

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Book details

List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 3/28/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Studying War Scientifically
Factors in the Onset of War
Alliance Formation and War Behavior: An Analysis of the Great Powers, 1495-1975
Editors' Commentary
Capability Distribution, Uncertainty, and Major Power War, 1820-1965
Editors' Commentary
Armaments and Escalation: Two Competing Hypotheses
Editors' Commentary
Arms Races and Escalation: A Closer Look
Editors' Commentary
When Will They Ever Learn? Coercive Bargaining in Recurrent Crises
Editors' Commentary
Excerpts from The War Trap
Editors' Commentary
The Expansion of War
Alliances and the Expansion of War
Editors' Commentary
Bipolarity and War: The Role of Capability Concentration and Alliance Patterns among Major Powers, 1816-1965
Editors' Commentary
Preventing Systemic War: Crisis Decision-Making amidst a Structure of Conflict Relationships
Editors' Commentary
Peace and the Global Institutional Context
Universalism vs. Particularism: On the Limits of Major Power Order
Editors' Commentary
The Termination and Impact of War
War Power and the Willingness to Suffer
Editors' Commentary
The Costs of Major Wars: The Phoenix Factor
Editors' Commentary
War Making and State Making: Governmental Expenditures, Tax Revenues, and Global Wars
Editors' Commentary
Conclusion
The Steps to War: Toward a Scientific Explanation of Correlates of War Findings
Editors' Commentary
Applying the Scientific Method to the Study of War
The Scientific Study of War: A Learning Package
Bibliographical Essay
References
Index
About the Editors
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