Theories of war and peace : an international security reader

edited by Michael E. Brown ... [et al.]

What causes war? How can wars be prevented? Scholars and policymakers have sought the answers to these questions for centuries. Although wars continue to occur, recent scholarship has made progress toward developing more sophisticated and perhaps more useful theories on the causes and prevention of war. This volume includes essays by leading scholars on contemporary approaches to understanding war and peace.The essays include expositions, analyses, and critiques of some of the more prominent and enduring explanations of war. Several authors discuss realist theories of war, which focus on the distribution of power and the potential for offensive war. Others examine the prominent hypothesis that the spread of democracy will usher in an era of peace. In light of the apparent increase in nationalism and ethnic conflict, several authors present hypotheses on how nationalism causes war and how such wars can be controlled. Contributors also engage in a vigorous debate on whether international institutions can promote peace. In a section on war and peace in the changing international system, several authors consider whether rising levels of international economic independence and environmental scarcity will influence the likelihood of war.

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  • Part 1 Realist theories of war and peace: back to the future -instability in Europe after the Cold War, John J. Mearsheimer
  • offence, defence and the causes of war, Stephen Van Evera
  • realists as optimists - cooperation as self-help, Charles L. Glaser. Part 2 Democracy and war: how liberalism produces democratic peace, John M. Owen
  • Kant or Cant - the myth of democratic peace, Christopher Layne
  • democratization and the danger of war, Edward D. Mansfield and Jack Snyder. Part 3 Nationalism, ethnicity and war: hypotheses on nationalism and war, Stephen Van Evera
  • containing fear - the origins and management of ethnic conflict, David A. Lake and Donald Rothchild. Part 4 International institutions, war and peace: the false promise of international institutions, John J. Mearsheimer
  • the promise of institutionalist theory, Robert O. Keohane and Lisa L. Martin
  • the promise of collective security, Charles A. Kupchan and Clifford A. Kupchan
  • the false premise of realism, John Gerard Ruggie
  • constructing international politics, Alexander Wendt
  • a realist reply, John J. Mearsheimer. Part 5 War and peace in a changing international system: is war obsolete? a review essay, Carl Kaysen
  • economic interdependence and war - a theory of trade expectations, Dale C. Copeland
  • environmental scarcities and violent conflict - evidence from cases, Thomas F. Homer-Dixon
  • the utility of force in a world of scarcity, John Orme.

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書名 Theories of war and peace : an international security reader
著作者等 Brown, Michael E.
Brown Michael E.
シリーズ名 International security readers
出版元 MIT Press
刊行年月 c1998
ページ数 xxxviii, 566 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0262522527
NCID BA38084481
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国