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The Origin and Prevention of Major Wars

The Origin and Prevention of Major Wars

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Part of Studies in Interdisciplinary History

Joseph S. Nye, Jr, Robert Gilpin, Kenneth N. Waltz, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Jack S. Levy, Robert Jervis, George H. Quester, John F. Guilmartin, Jr, Myron P. Gutmann, Gunther E. Rothenberg, Samuel R. Williamson, Jr, Charles S. Maier, Jeffrey L. Hughes, Scott D. Sagan
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  • Date Published: May 1989
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521379557

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  • Since the development of the modern state system in Europe four centuries ago, there have been ten general wars involving a majority of the major powers and a high level of casualties. Another major war is difficult to conceive of, since it would presumably be the last such conflict, and yet it is not an impossibility. In this volume a distinguished group of political scientists and historians examine the origins of major wars and discuss the problems in preventing a nuclear war.

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    • Date Published: May 1989
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521379557
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.531kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction:
    1. Old wars and future wars: causation and prevention Joseph S. Nye, Jr
    Part I. The Origins of War: Structural Theories:
    2. The theory of hegemonic war Robert Gilpin
    3. The origins of war in neorealist theory Kenneth N. Waltz
    4. The contribution of expected utility theory to the study of international conflict Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
    Part II. The Origins of War: Explanation of Non-rational Causality:
    5. Domestic politics and war Jack S. Levy
    6. War and misperception Robert Jervis
    7. Crises and the unexpected George H. Quester
    Part III. Lessons and Analogies from Early Major Wars:
    8. Ideology and conflict: the wars of the Ottoman Empire 1453–1606 John F. Guilmartin, Jr
    9. The origins of the thirty years' war Myron P. Gutmann
    10. The origins, causes and extension of the wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon Gunther E. Rothenberg
    Part IV. Lessons and Analogies from the World Wars:
    11. The origins of World War I Samuel R. Williamson, Jr
    12. Wargames:
    1914–1919 Charles S. Maier
    13. The Origins of World War II in Europe: British deterrence failure and German expansionism Jeffrey L. Hughes
    14. The origins of the Pacific War Scott D. Sagan.

  • Editors

    Robert I. Rotberg

    Theodore K. Rabb

    With contributions by

    Robert Gilpin

    John F. Guilmartin

    Myron P. Gutmann

    Jeffrey L. Hughes

    Robert Jervis

    Jack S. Levy

    Charles S. Maier

    Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

    Joseph S. Nye

    George H. Quester

    Gunther E. Rothenberg

    Scott D. Sagan

    Kenneth N. Waltz

    Samuel R. Williamson

    Contributors

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr, Robert Gilpin, Kenneth N. Waltz, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Jack S. Levy, Robert Jervis, George H. Quester, John F. Guilmartin, Jr, Myron P. Gutmann, Gunther E. Rothenberg, Samuel R. Williamson, Jr, Charles S. Maier, Jeffrey L. Hughes, Scott D. Sagan

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