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Author Van Evera, Stephen.

Title Causes of war : power and the roots of conflict / Stephen Van Evera
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 268 pages)
Series Cornell studies in security affairs
Cornell studies in security affairs.
Contents Questions Addressed, Why They Arise -- Arguments Advanced, Answers Offered -- Implications for Realism -- Methods -- Plan of the Book -- False Optimism: Illusions of the Coming War -- False Hope and War -- Illusions of Victory -- Illusions of Cheap War -- To Prevent War, Promote Transparency -- Jumping the Gun: First-Move Advantages and Crisis Instability -- First-Strike, First-Mobilization, and First-Move Advantages -- Hypotheses on the Effects of First-Move Advantages -- Tests of Stability Theory -- Causes of and Cures for First-Move Advantage -- Power Shifts: Windows of Opportunity and Vulnerability -- Types of Windows -- Hypotheses on the Effects of Windows -- Tests of Window Theory -- Causes and Cures of Windows -- Cumulative Resources -- What Is Cumulativity? -- Cumulativity and Conflict -- Types of Cumulativity -- Beliefs about Cumulativity and Their Implications -- The Future of Cumulativity -- Offense, Defense, and the Security Dilemma -- Hypotheses on the Effects of Offense Dominance -- Qualifications: When Offensive Doctrines and Capabilities Cause Peace -- Causes of Offense and Defense Dominance -- Predictions and Tests of Offense-Defense Theory -- How Much History Can Offense-Defense Theory Explain? -- Offense-Defense Theory in Perspective -- Offense-Defense Theory and the Outbreak of World War I -- The Rise of the Cult of the Offensive, 1890-1914 -- Predictions of Offense-Defense Theory about Europe, 1890-1914 -- Evidence on Offense-Defense Theory, 1890-1914 -- Offense-Defense Theory and the Test of 1914
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Balance of power.
International relations -- Case studies.
War.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98043650
ISBN 0801467195 (electronic bk.)
9780801467196 (electronic bk.)
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