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Conflict after the Cold War : arguments on causes of war and peace
Betts, Richard K., 1947-

4th ed.
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Boston : Pearson, 2013.
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xi, 671 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Part I. Visions of war and peace -- The end of history? / Francis Fukuyama -- Why we will soon miss the Cold War / John J. Mearsheimer -- The clash of civilizations? / Samuel P. Huntington -- Economics trumps politics / Fareed Zakaria -- Part II. International realism : anarchy and power -- The Melian dialogue / Thucydioes -- Doing evil in order to do good / Niccoló Machiavelli -- The state of nature and the state of war / Thomas Hobbes -- Realism and idealism / Edward Hallett Carr -- The origins of war in neorealist theory / Kenneth N. Waltz -- Hegemonic war and international change / Robert Gilpin -- Power, culprits, and arms / Geoffrey Blainey -- Part III. International liberalism : institutions and cooperation -- Perpetual peace / Immanuel Kant -- Peace through arbitration / Richard Cobden -- Community of power vs. balance of power / Woodrow Wilson -- Liberalism and world politics / Michael W. Doyle -- Power and interdependence / Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye -- Part IV. Psychology : the human mind and international conflict -- Why war? / Sigmund Freud -- How good people do bad things / Stanley Milgram -- Why hawks win / Daniel Kahneman and Jonathan Renshon -- War and misperception / Robert Jervis -- Part V. Culture : customs, norms, and learning -- Anarchy is what states make of it / Alexander Wendt -- Spirit, standing, and honor / Richard Ned Lebow -- Warfare is only an invention, not a biological necessity / Margaret Mead -- The obsolescence of major war / John Mueller -- Constructing norms of humanitarian intervention / Martha Finnemore -- Men, women, and war / J. Ann Tickner -- Part VI. Economics : interests and interdependence -- Money is not the sinews of war, although it is generally so considered / Niccoló Machiavelli -- The great illusion / Norman Angell -- Paradise is a bazaar / Geoffrey Blainey -- Imperialism, the highest stage of capitalism / V.I. Lenin -- Imperialism and capitalism / Joseph Schumpeter -- War as policy / Alan S. Milward -- Structural causes and economic effects / Kenneth N. Waltz -- Trade and power / Richard Rosecrance -- Part VII. Politics : ideology and identity -- Nations and nationalism / Ernest Gellner -- Democratization and war / Edward O. Mansfield and Jack Snyder -- Possible and impossible solutions to ethnic civil wars / Chaim Kaufmann -- The troubled history of partition / Radha Kumar -- Part VIII. Military technology, strategy, and stability -- Cooperation under the security dilemma / Robert Jervis -- The offensive/defensive balance of military technology / Jack S. Levy -- Arms control : historical experience / Charles H. Fairbanks Jr. and Abram N. Shulsky -- The spread of nuclear weapons : more may be better / Kenneth N. Waltz -- Part IX. Revolution, unconventional warfare, and terrorism -- The strategic logic of terrorism / Martha Crenshaw -- Religious radicalism and political violence / Mark Juergensmeyer -- Speech to the American people / Osama Bin Ladin -- Jihadi networks of terror / Mark Sageman -- Science of guerrilla warfare / T.E. Lawrence -- On guerrilla warfare / Mao Tse-Tung -- Patterns of violence in world politics / Samuel P. Huntington -- Insurgency and counterinsurgency / David Galula -- Principles, imperatives, and paradoxes of counterinsurgency / Eliot Cohen, Conrad Crane, Jan Horvath, and John Nagl -- A strategy of tactics : the folly of counterinsurgency / Gian P. Gentile -- Part X. New threats and strategies for peace -- Environmental changes as causes of acute conflict / Thomas F. Homer-Dixon -- Ecoviolence / Indra De Soysa -- A world of liberty under law / G. John Ikenberry and Anne-Marie Slaughter -- China : can the next superpower eise without war? / Richard K. Betts and Thomas J. Christensen -- Peace among civilizations? / Samuel P. Huntington.


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Edited by one of the most renowned scholars in the field, Richard Betts' Conflict After the Cold War assembles classic and contemporary readings on enduring problems of international security.

Offering broad historical and philosophical breadth, the carefully chosen and excerpted selections in this popular reader help students engage key debates over the future of war and the new forms that violent conflict will take. Conflict After the Cold War encourages closer scrutiny of the political, economic, social, and military factors that drive war and peace.

Table of Contents

Francis FukuyamaJohn J. MearsheimerSamuel P. HuntingtonFareed ZakariaThucydidesNiccoló MachiavelliThomas HobbesEdward Hallett CarrKenneth N. WaltzRobert GilpinGeoffrey BlaineyImmanuel KantRichard CobdenWoodrow WilsonMichael W. DoyleRobert O. Keohane and Joseph S. NyeSigmund FreudStanley MilgramDaniel Kahneman and Jonathan RenshonRobert JervisAlexander WendtRichard Ned LebowMargaret MeadJohn MuellerMartha FinnemoreJ. Ann TicknerNiccoló MachiavelliNorman AngellGeoffrey BlaineyV.I. LeninJoseph SchumpeterAlan S. MilwardKenneth N. WaltzRichard RosecranceErnest GellnerEdward D. Mansfield and Jack SnyderChaim KaufmannRadha KumarRobert JervisJack S. LevyCharles H. Fairbanks Jr. and Abram N. ShulskyKenneth N. WaltzMartha CrenshawMark JuergensmeyerOsama bin LadinMark SagemanT. E. LawrenceMao Tse-tungSamuel P. HuntingtonDavid GalulaEliot Cohen and Conrad Crane and Jan Horvath and John NaglGian P. GentileThomas F. Homer-DixonIndra de SoysaG. John Ikenberry and Anne-Marie SlaughterRichard K. Betts and Thomas J. ChristensenSamuel P. Huntington
Prefacep. vii
Part I Visions of War and Peacep. 1
The End of History?p. 6
Why We Will Soon Miss the Cold Warp. 18
The Clash of Civilizations?p. 35
Economics Trumps Politicsp. 54
Part II International Realism: Anarchy and Powerp. 66
The Melian Dialoguep. 69
Doing Evil in Order to Do Goodp. 74
The State of Nature and the State of Warp. 78
Realism and Idealismp. 82
The Origins of War in Neorealist Theoryp. 100
Hegemonic War and International Changep. 107
Power, Culprits, and Armsp. 120
Part III International Liberalism: Institutions and Cooperationp. 133
Perpetual Peacep. 136
Peace Through Arbitrationp. 143
Community of Power vs. Balance of Powerp. 146
Liberalism and World Politicsp. 149
Power and Interdependencep. 164
Part IV Psychology: The Human Mind and International Conflictp. 172
Why War?p. 175
How Good People Do Bad Thingsp. 183
Why Hawks Winp. 190
War and Misperceptionp. 194
Part V Culture: Customs, Norms, and Learningp. 211
Anarchy Is What States Make of Itp. 214
Spirit, Standing, and Honorp. 236
Warfare Is Only an InventionùNot a Biological Necessityp. 244
The Obsolescence of Major Warp. 249
Constructing Norms of Humanitarian Interventionp. 262
Men, Women, and Warp. 280
Part VI Economics: Interests and Interdependencep. 294
Money Is Not the Sinews of War, Although It Is Generally So Consideredp. 297
The Great Illusionp. 299
Paradise Is a Bazaarp. 301
Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalismp. 309
Imperialism and Capitalismp. 317
War as Policyp. 326
Structural Causes and Economic Effectsp. 339
Trade and Powerp. 349
Part VII Politics: Ideology and Identityp. 364
Nations and Nationalismp. 368
Democratization and Warp. 380
Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Warsp. 394
The Troubled History of Partitionp. 412
Part VIII Military Technology, Strategy, and Stabilityp. 421
Cooperation Under the Security Dilemmap. 425
The Offensive/Defensive Balance of Military Technologyp. 442
Arms Control: Historical Experiencep. 454
The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: More May Be Betterp. 465
Part IX Revolution, Unconventional Warfare, and Terrorismp. 477
The Strategic Logic of Terrorismp. 481
Religious Radicalism and Political Violencep. 495
Speech to the American Peoplep. 511
Jihadi Networks of Terrorp. 516
Science of Guerrilla Warfarep. 530
On Guerrilla Warfarep. 539
Patterns of Violence in World Politicsp. 550
Insurgency and Counterinsurgencyp. 575
Principles, Imperatives, and Paradoxes of Counterinsurgencyp. 591
A Strategy of Tactics: The Folly of Counterinsurgencyp. 598
Part X New Threats and Strategies for Peacep. 611
Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflictp. 614
Ecoviolencep. 629
A World of Liberty Under Lawp. 641
China: Can the Next Superpower Rise Without War?p. 646
Peace Among Civilizations?p. 659