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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
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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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