On the Causes of War

Oxford University Press (1996)
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In this highly original and important book, the author analyzes one of the fundamental questions of international relations: what causes war? Drawing on historical, statistical, and philosophical perspectives to produce an innovative theory, the author rejects the simplistic notion that war can be explained by some straightforward formula, yet demonstrates that there are basic similarities among the diverse origins of wars. Comparing various narrative accounts of the origins of wars, the author shows that enquiry into the causes of war is inseparable from the question of responsibility.
Keywords War  International relations Philosophy
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Call number U21.2.S83 1996
ISBN(s) 019827338X   9780198273387
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