The Scientific Study of Peace and War

The Scientific Study of Peace and War : A Text Reader

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This widely used and acclaimed text reader brings together some of the best work on the onset of war, the expansion of war, the conditions of peace, and the termination and impact of war. Editorial commentary on the major findings and the statistical analysis used in each study teaches students how to read the article so that they can become literate in social science methods. A learning package in the appendix provides a programmed text to teach students how to interpret tables, read basic statistics, and conduct elementary data analysis. Correlates of War data on European countries is provided, and a methodological table of contents allows instructors to assign articles from the easiest (simple percentages) to the most advanced (time series and formal modeling).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 154.94 x 220.98 x 38.1mm | 725.74g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739100726
  • 9780739100721
  • 2,201,696

About John A. Vasquez

John A. Vasquez is Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of The War Puzzle and The Power of Power Politics, coauthor (with Richard Mansbach) of In Search of Theory, and editor of Classics of International Relations. Marie T. Henehan is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Foreign Policy and Congress: An International Relations Perspective.
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Table of contents

chapter 1 Facets in the Onset of War: Alliance Formation and War Behavior chapter 2 Capability Distribution, Uncertainty, and Major Power War, 1820-1965 chapter 3 Armaments and Escalation chapter 4 Arms Races and Escalation chapter 5 When Will They Ever Learn? Coercive Bargaining in Recurrent Crises chapter 6 Excerpts from The War Trap chapter 7 The Expansion of War: Alliances and the Expansion of War chapter 8 Bipolarity and War chapter 9 Preventing Systemic War chapter 10 Peace and the Global Institutional Context: Universalism vs. Particularism chapter 11 The Termination and Impact of War: War Power and the Willingness to Suffer chapter 12 The Costs of Major Wars chapter 13 War Making and State Making chapter 14 Conclusion: The Steps to War chapter 15 Appendix: Applying Scientific Method to the Study of War: The Scientific Study of War chapter 16 Bibliographical Essay chapter 17 References chapter 18 Index
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