Conflict After the Cold War: Arguments on Causes of War and by Richard K. Betts

By Richard K. Betts

 Edited through probably the most popular students within the box, Richard Betts' Conflict After the chilly War assembles vintage and modern readings on enduring difficulties of overseas safeguard.

Offering large historic and philosophical breadth, the conscientiously selected and excerpted choices during this well known reader aid scholars have interaction key debates over the way forward for battle and the hot varieties that violent clash will take. Conflict After the chilly War encourages nearer scrutiny of the political, monetary, social, and army components that force struggle and peace.

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Pessimists, on the other hand, overlook how much has changed. The demise of Marxism-Leninism everywhere but in a few puny enclaves is an even more significant elimination of ideological conflict than the destruction of fascism in 1945. No cohesive transnational ideological challenge to Western democratic capitalism has emerged to rival the challenges of the past century. Even traditional dictatorships have been declining as an alternative to the global primacy of Western liberal norms. Can political and economic change on this scale be irrelevant to the prospects for peace or war?

WALTZ ■ Trade and Power RICHARD ROSECRANCE PART VII Politics: Ideology and Identity ■ Nations and Nationalism ERNEST GELLNER ■ Democratization and War EDWARD D. MANSFIELD AND JACK SNYDER ■ Possible and Impossible Solutions to Ethnic Civil Wars CHAIM KAUFMANN ■ The Troubled History of Partition RADHA KUMAR PART VIII Military Technology, Strategy, and Stability ■ Cooperation Under the Security Dilemma ROBERT JERVIS ■ The Offensive/Defensive Balance of Military Technology JACK S. LEVY ■ Arms Control: Historical Experience CHARLES H.

Both assert, in contrast to liberalism, that conflict rather than harmony is the natural condition of human relations. In opposition to realism, classical Marxism sees the state as only the superstructure of class interests, so transnational social alliances should have proved to be more significant than conflict between states. This idea was thoroughly knocked out by World War I. When Leninism came to dominate Marxism and married it to Russian and Chinese nationalism, communist statesmanship became eminently realist.

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