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The Theory of Strategic Alliance Diffusion

Raymond C. Kuo

in Following the Leader: International Order, Alliance Strategies, and Emulation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781503628434
eISBN:
9781503628571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503628434.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter offers a social theory of diffusion to explain the dominant alliance strategy. Major wars shatter the international system. Into this breach, a new hegemon creates a core pact targeting ... More


War in Europe: A Short Typological Survey

Beatrice Heuser

in War: A Genealogy of Western Ideas and Practices

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780198796893
eISBN:
9780191838583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796893.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter surveys enduring and recurrent patterns in planned (premeditated) and organized collective violence. These include: raids and massacres; siege warfare; battles; and conducting business ... More


The Problem of Order

G. John Ikenberry

in After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars, New Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691169217
eISBN:
9781400880843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169217.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter provides an overview of how states build international order. The great moments of international order building have tended to come after major wars, as winning states have ... More


An Institutional Theory of Order Formation

G. John Ikenberry

in After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars, New Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691169217
eISBN:
9781400880843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169217.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the institutional logic of order building and variations in its manifestation. The aftermath of major war presents the winning state with choices. The destruction caused by war ... More


The Context of Contemporary War

David Betz

in Carnage and Connectivity: Landmarks in the Decline of Conventional Military Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190264857
eISBN:
9780190618513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264857.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter revisits the history of past pronouncements of the death of major war. It considers the contemporary interaction of identity and conflict through the prism of the War on Terror’s major ... More


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