Causes of War

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Wiley, Dec 10, 2009 - Political Science - 288 pages
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Written by leading scholars in the field, Causes of Warprovides the first comprehensive analysis of the leading theoriesrelating to the origins of both interstate and civil wars.
  • Utilizes historical examples to illustrate individual theoriesthroughout
  • Includes an analysis of theories of civil wars as well asinterstate wars -- one of the only texts to do both
  • Written by two former International Studies AssociationPresidents

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About the author (2009)

Jack S. Levy is Board of Governors Professor of PoliticalScience at Rutgers University. He is a former President of theInternational Studies Association (2007–8) and of the PeaceScience Society (2005–6). His research focuses on the causesof war and on foreign policy decision-making.

William R. Thompson is Rogers Professor of PoliticalScience at Indiana University and Managing Editor ofInternational Studies Quarterly. He is a former President ofthe International Studies Association (2005–6). His ongoingresearch focuses on conflict and long-term international politicaleconomy.

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