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Causes of War By Jack S. Levy

Causes of War by Jack S. Levy

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Summary

To avoid war, one must first understand its causes. Written by two highly regarded scholars - both former Presidents of the International Studies Association - this text provides a comprehensive analysis of the leading theories of both interstate and civil war, along with a discussion of the changing nature of war over time.

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Causes of War by Jack S. Levy

Written by leading scholars in the field, Causes of War provides the first comprehensive analysis of the leading theories relating to the origins of both interstate and civil wars.* Utilizes historical examples to illustrate individual theories throughout* Includes an analysis of theories of civil wars as well as interstate wars -- one of the only texts to do both* Written by two former International Studies Association Presidents

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"Along the way are examples from recent history that may surprise the reader. At the very least, every member of Congress and the State Department should study this report." (Book News Inc, November 2010)

About Jack S. Levy

Jack S. Levy is Board of Governors Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. He is a former President of the International Studies Association (2007-8) and of the Peace Science Society (2005-6). His research focuses on the causes of war and on foreign policy decision-making. William R. Thompson is Rogers Professor of Political Science at Indiana University and Managing Editor of International Studies Quarterly. He is a former President of the International Studies Association (2005-6). His ongoing research focuses on conflict and long-term international political economy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi 1. Introduction to the Study of War 1 2. System-Level Theories 28 3. The Dyadic Interactions of States 55 4. The State and Societal Level 83 5. Decision-Making: The Individual Level 128 6. Decision-Making: The Organizational Level 162 7. Civil War 186 8. Conclusion: Refl ections on Levels, Causes, and War 205 References 224 Index 265

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GOR011115629
9781405175593
1405175591
Causes of War by Jack S. Levy
Used - Like New
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2010-01-22
288
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