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Justice and the Genesis of War

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ISBN-10: 0521558689

ISBN-13: 9780521558686

Edition: N/A

Authors: David A. Welch, Thomas Biersteker, Chris Brown, Phil Cerny, Joseph Grieco

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Studies of the causes of wars generally presuppose a realist account of motivation: when statesmen choose to wage war, they do so for purposes of self-preservation or self-aggrandizement. In this book, however, David Welch argues that humans are motivated by normative concerns, the pursuit of which may result in behaviour inconsistent with self-interest. He examines the effect of one particular type of normative motivation - the justice motive - in the outbreak of five Great Power wars: the Crimean war, the Franco-Prussian war, World War I, World War II, and the Falklands war. Realist theory would suggest that these wars would be among the least likely to be influenced by considerations…    
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Book details

List price: $69.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/10/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 356
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

The justice motive and war
The Crimean war
The Franco-Prussian war
World War I
World War II
The Falklands/Malvinas war
Justice and injustice in a global context