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Peace Time Cease-Fire Agreements and the Durability of Peace

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ISBN-10: 0691115125

ISBN-13: 9780691115122

Edition: 2004

Authors: Virginia Page Fortna

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Why do cease-fire agreements sometimes last for years while others flounder barely long enough to be announced? How to maintain peace in the aftermath of war is arguably one of the most important questions of the post--Cold War era. And yet it is one of the least explored issues in the study of war and peace. Here, Page Fortna offers the first comprehensive analysis of why cease-fires between states succeed or fail. She develops cooperation theory to argue that mechanisms within these agreements can help maintain peace by altering the incentives for war and peace, reducing uncertainty, and helping to prevent or manage accidents that could lead to war. To test this theory, the book first…    
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

List of Figures and Maps
List of Tables
A Theory of Agreements and the Durability of Peace
Investigating the Durability of Peace
The Baseline Prospects for Peace
Agreements: Epiphenomenal or Functional?
Agreements and the Durability of Peace
Peace Mechanisms: What Works and What Doesn't?
Cease-Fires and the Resumption of War
Cease-Fires Data Set