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On the Causes of War

Hidemi Suganami

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273387
eISBN:
9780191684043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273387.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book analyses one of the fundamental questions of international relations: what causes war? Drawing on historical, statistical, and philosophical perspectives to produce an innovative theory, ... More


Questions

Hidemi Suganami

in On the Causes of War

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273387
eISBN:
9780191684043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273387.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines two major contributions to the study of how to reason about the causes of war. They are Kenneth Waltz's Man, the State and War, published in 1959, and Keith Nelson and Spencer ... More


Causation

Hidemi Suganami

in On the Causes of War

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273387
eISBN:
9780191684043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273387.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the outcomes of various historical investigations into the causes of particular wars. First, it analyses three common theories of the concept of causation. The first theory ... More


Origins

Hidemi Suganami

in On the Causes of War

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273387
eISBN:
9780191684043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273387.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Kenneth Waltz, one of the most influential theorists of international relations, and of war in particular, has paid very little attention to the variety of ways in which war comes about. His main ... More


Prerequisites

Hidemi Suganami

in On the Causes of War

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273387
eISBN:
9780191684043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273387.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The conditions that must be present for wars to occur may be called ‘prerequisites’ or ‘necessary conditions’ of war. If such conditions do exist, we may be able to identify them, and perhaps even ... More


Conclusion

Hidemi Suganami

in On the Causes of War

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273387
eISBN:
9780191684043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273387.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book began by examining two major contributions to the study of how to reason about the causes of war: Man, the State and War by Kenneth Waltz and Why War? by Keith Nelson and Spencer Olin. The ... More


Introduction

Hidemi Suganami

in On the Causes of War

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273387
eISBN:
9780191684043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273387.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The study of international relations in general, and that of the causes of war in particular, is dominated by ‘non-philosophers.’ This book investigates the causes of war by focusing on three ... More


From Realism to the Liberal Peace: Twenty Years of Research on the Causes of War

John R. Oneal

in International Relations Since the End of the Cold War: New and Old Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666430
eISBN:
9780191745607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666430.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Twenty years ago realists, emphasizing the influence of the international system and working in the humanistic tradition, dominated research on the causes of war. Today, liberal theories occupy ... More


The Paradox of Helen: Genealogies and Textual Hierarchies in Orlando furioso, Canto XXXIV

Eleonora Stoppino

in Genealogies of Fiction: Women Warriors and the Dynastic Imagination in the Orlando Furioso

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240371
eISBN:
9780823240418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240371.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter centers on the figure of Lidia and the violence of dynastic foundation. It considers a particular case of intertextuality in the Furioso, and defines entrelacement as the principle by ... More


Warpath

Patrick Porter

in Blunder: Britain's War in Iraq

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198807964
eISBN:
9780191845758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807964.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter argues that Britain’s war in Iraq was enabled and driven by an interaction of power and ideas, a particular blend of fear and confidence. A set of ideas about how best to pursue ... More


Paths to Peace and Prosperity

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

in Guns and Butter: The Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012812
eISBN:
9780262255387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012812.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the expected results of conflict and how those results relate to decisions to participate in war. It highlights the fact that domestic politics shape foreign policy decision ... More


Thucydides on the Outbreak of War: Character and Contest

S. N. Jaffe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198716280
eISBN:
9780191784927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716280.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The cause of great power war is a perennial issue for the student of politics. Some 2400 years ago, in his monumental History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides wrote that it was the growth of ... More


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