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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


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


Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Matthew S. Seligmann

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Why did the British government declare war on Germany in August 1914? Was it because Germany posed a threat to British national security? Today many prominent historians would argue that this was not ... More


Paradise Lost and Paradigm Gained: The Making of the Offensive Realism World

Shiping Tang

in The Social Evolution of International Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199658336
eISBN:
9780191756054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658336.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the process through which major regions on earth were transformed from a paradise-like world in which human groups did not have to fight each other to an offensive realism world ... More


The Battle of the Refugees: Displaced Persons and the Making of the Cold-War West

Gerard Daniel Cohen

in In War's Wake: Europe's Displaced Persons in the Postwar Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195399684
eISBN:
9780199918423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399684.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter examines the negotiations on displaced persons held in 1946 within various organs of the United Nations. Whereas the Soviet Union, Poland and Yugoslavia demanded the compulsory return of ... More


Turning the Page?: The War Guilt Problem in the Era of Locarno

Norman Ingram

in The War Guilt Problem and the Ligue des droits de l'homme, 1914-1944

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198827993
eISBN:
9780191866685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827993.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The years immediately following the signature of the Locarno treaties in October 1925 are usually seen as an era of détente in European, particularly Franco-German, politics. There seemed to be a ... More


War, Peace, and Human Nature: The Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views

Douglas P. Fry (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199858996
eISBN:
9780199332687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858996.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Have humans always waged war? Is warring an ancient evolutionary adaptation or a relatively recent behavior—and what does that tell us about human nature? This book brings together experts in ... More


The Regret of a Nation

Song-Chuan Chen

in Merchants of War and Peace: British Knowledge of China in the Making of the Opium War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390564
eISBN:
9789888390274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390564.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Warlike party did not get its way entirely. To further elaborate the history of the Pacific party’s efforts in arguing against the war, this chapter shows how the British public opposed the war. ... More


War Origins: The Debate Begins

Norman Ingram

in The War Guilt Problem and the Ligue des droits de l'homme, 1914-1944

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198827993
eISBN:
9780191866685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827993.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The outbreak of the Great War in August 1914 surprised the Ligue des droits de l’homme which quickly adopted the position of virtually all French people of support for the Union sacrée. Despite the ... More


Introduction

Song-Chuan Chen

in Merchants of War and Peace: British Knowledge of China in the Making of the Opium War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390564
eISBN:
9789888390274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390564.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter expounds on how the making of war and British knowledge about China were intertwined, and proves a brief review on Opium War literature. What previous historiography saw as the reasons ... More


Reasoning Britain into a War

Song-Chuan Chen

in Merchants of War and Peace: British Knowledge of China in the Making of the Opium War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390564
eISBN:
9789888390274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390564.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Warlike party believed it had the right to petition both the Chinese and British governments to have its voice heard and to obtain the justice it deserved. In this spirit, which seemed to be a ... More


The social and political construction of the Cold War

Tracy B. Strong

in American Foreign Policy: Studies in Intellectual History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116505
eISBN:
9781526128515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116505.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In this chapter, the political theorist Tracy B. Strong revisits intellectual debates over the origins of the Cold War. Strong sketches out the political and conceptual dimensions of the main ... More


The War Guilt Problem and the Ligue des droits de l'homme, 1914-1944

Norman Ingram

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198827993
eISBN:
9780191866685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827993.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This book contributes in important ways to three distinct historical arguments. First and foremost, it is a significant addition to a still small, but growing, literature on the Ligue des droits de ... More


Aircraft and the Arms Race Between the World Wars

Richard Overy

in Arms Races in International Politics: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198735267
eISBN:
9780191799471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735267.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

The advent of military aircraft in the First World War opened up the first arms race in the air as each side tried to outdo the other in terms of technology and operational innovation. In the ... More


Naval Armaments Competition Between the Two World Wars

Joseph Maiolo

in Arms Races in International Politics: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198735267
eISBN:
9780191799471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735267.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

The study of inter-war naval armaments highlights the interrelatedness of arms control and arms racing. During the 1920s, when the internal and external pressures for naval competition were weak, the ... More


Sigmund Freud

Virgil W. Brower

in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423632
eISBN:
9781474438520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Can Freud be abandoned? Interrelations between sacer, ambivalence, exception, suspension, property, use and civil war around the origin of law are traces of Freud that manifest themselves throughout ... More


The Rhetoric of the Moroccan Crises, 1905 and 1911

Martin Thomas and Richard Toye

in Arguing about Empire: Imperial Rhetoric in Britain and France, 1882-1956

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198749196
eISBN:
9780191813382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749196.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Within half a dozen years of the Fashoda crisis, Anglo-French relations had improved dramatically. In 1904, the Entente Cordiale was sealed. The following year, a crisis broke out over Morocco, which ... More


The Anglo-German Naval Race, 1898–1914

Matthew S. Seligmann

in Arms Races in International Politics: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198735267
eISBN:
9780191799471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735267.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter looks at the dynamics of the Anglo-German naval race focusing in particular on the impact of continuous technological development and its natural concomitant ever-rising costs. It ... More


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