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Conflict after the Cold War

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ISBN-10: 032120946X

ISBN-13: 9780321209467

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Richard K. Betts

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Edited by one of the most renowned experts in the field, this collection helps readers understand the causes of wars and examines the question: can we make war obsolete? With new readings on terrorism and unconventional warfare, this volume introduces readers to the types of political violence that have come back with such horrifying force in the beginning of the 21st Century. DOES WAR HAVE A FUTURE?; ANARCHY AND POWER; INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND COOPERATION; PSYCHOLOGY AND CULTURE; ECONOMIC INTERESTS AND INTERDEPENDENCE; POLITICAL IDEOLOGY AND IDENTITY; MILITARY TECHNOLOGY; TERRORISM AND UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE. Anyone interested in understanding why political violenceterrorism,…    
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Book details

List price: $79.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 6/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Richard K. Betts is director of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and author of numerous books on military strategy and foreign policy. He has served on the National Commission on Terrorism, staffs of the Senate Intelligence Committee and National Security Council, and advisory panels for the Director of Central Intelligence.

Introduction: Does War Have A Future?
The End of History?
Why We Will Soon Miss the Cold War
International Realism: Anarchy And Power
Thucydides, The Melian Dialogue
Doing Evil in Order to Do Good
The State of Nature and the State of War
Realism and Idealism
The Origins of War in Neorealist Theory
Hegemonic War and International Change
Power, Culprits, and Arms
International Liberalism: Institutions And Cooperation
Perpetual Peace
Society and Anarchy in International Relations
Power and Interdependence
The Obsolescence of Major War
Psychology And Culture: Unconscious Sources Of Conflict And Conscious Norms
The Moral Equivalent of War
Why War?
The Psychoanalysis of War
Warfare is Only an Invention-Not a Biological Necessity
Anarchy Is What States Make of It
Constructing Norms of Humanitarian Intervention
The Clash of Civilization?
Economic: Interests And Interdependence
Money Is Not the Sinews of War, Although It Is Generally So Considered
The Great Illusion
Paradise Is a Bazaar
Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism
Imperialism and Capitalism
War as Policy
Structural Causes and Economic Effects
Trade and Power
Politics: Ideology And Identity
Stanley Kober, Idealpolitik
Liberalism and World Politics
National and Nationalism
Democratization and War
Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Wars
The Troubled History of Partition
Strategy: Military Technology, Doctrine, And Stability
Samuel P. Huntington, Arms Races: Prerequisites and Results
Cooperation Under the Security Dilemma
1914 Revisited
The Offensive/Defensive Balance of Military Technology
Arms Control: The Historical Experience
The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: More May Be Better
Transnational Tensions: Migration, Resources, And Environment
Security, Stability, and Migration
The War Over Water
Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict
Conclusion: The Future Between Contending Forces
A Revolution in Warfare
The JCISS Study Group, The Risks of a Networked Military
The Delusion of Impartial Intervention
Power, Interdependence, and the Information Age
Jihad vs. McWorld