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The War System
An Interdisciplinary Approach

ISBN 9780367312589
Published November 9, 2020 by Routledge
660 Pages

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Book Description

This anthology discusses the war system and provides a rigorous social science approach that is sensitive to values. It premises the etiology of war on a complex reality that builds understanding by investigating all major structural and behavioral variables of the human situation.

Table of Contents

Westview Special Studies in Peace, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution -- General Introduction -- Moral and Philosophical Inquiries -- Introduction -- War and Massacre1 -- Anarchism and World Order -- Contrasting Approaches to Conflict -- Ethological and Psychological Inquiries -- Introduction -- The Lorenzian Theory of Aggression and Peace Research: A Critique -- The Frustration-Aggression Hypothesis -- The Social Learning Theory of Aggression -- Cultural and Anthropological Inquiries -- Introduction -- Anthropology and the Study of Conflict -- Peaceful Societies -- Internal War: A Cross-Cultural Study -- Sociopsychological Inquiries -- Introduction -- Personality Dynamics and Social Conflict -- Psychological Factors in Civil Violence -- Aggressive Behaviors Within Politics, 1948-1962: A Cross-National Study1 -- Sociological Inquiries -- Introduction -- The Nature of Conflict -- Some Social Functions of Violence -- Societal Approaches to the Study of War -- Socioeconomic Inquiries -- Introduction -- The Economic Foundations of Wars: A Soviet View -- Some Thoughts on the Nature of Economic Imperialism -- A Structural Theory of Imperialism -- Decisionmaking Inquiries -- Introduction -- Hypotheses on Misperception -- Crisis, Stress, and Decisionmaking -- Comparative Case Analysis of Crisis Decisions: Korea and Cuba -- International Systemic Inquiries -- Introduction -- National Images and International Systems -- Patterns in International Warfare, 1816-1965 -- Cause, Surprise, and No Escape -- Normative Inquiries -- Introduction -- International Law and the Control of Force -- The Grotian Conception of International Society -- Unravelling the Future of World Order

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