What Causes War?: An Introduction to Theories of International Conflict

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Lexington Books, 2000 - Political Science - 360 pages
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In What Causes War? Greg Cashman provides a new synthesis of a rapidly expanding field. His analysis of international conflict starts at the level of individual psychology and proceeds through levels of rational decision making to large-scale theories of international systems. Cashman covers topics such as human aggression and psychological explanations for war; governmental decision making; the state and international conflict; and stimulus-response and game theories and their relation to arms races and deterrence. As the first such analysis published in years, this book will be invaluable for classroom use and will provide a substantial addition to the existing literature.

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I like this book. It made me think about Cain and Abel. Those two had the whole world in thir hands insted the greed in inbeded in human flesh did not allowed room for peace. The same today and tomorrow..

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Greg Cashman is Professor of Political Science at Salisbury State University.

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