Man, the State, and War: A Theoretical Analysis

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Columbia University Press, 1959 - History - 263 pages
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What are the causes of war? To answer this question, Professor Waltz examines the ideas of major thinkers throughout the history of Western civilization. He explores works both by classic political philosophers, such as St. Augustine, Hobbes, Kant, and Rousseau, and by modern psychologists and anthropologists to discover ideas intended to explain war among states and related prescriptions for peace.

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You'll notice that I've refrained from giving it a star rating. This is a book I suffered through during my coursework. Since I read it at a time when I was heavily burdened by the constraints of time ... Read full review

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This is a core text in International Relations. It is a theoretical text that defines and defends Waltz's version of the realist tradition in IR. It is rather a tough slog, given its theoretical ... Read full review

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Kenneth N. Waltz is a recipient of the James Madison Award for distinguished scholarly contributions to political science from the American Political Science Association. He is Ford Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and is now at the Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of Foreign Policy and Democratic Politics, Theory of International Politics, and coauthor of The Spread of Nuclear Weapons.

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