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States, Nations and the Great Powers : The Sources of Regional War and Peace (Hardcover)

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Why are some regions prone to war whilst others remain at peace? What conditions provoke regions to move from peace to war and vice versa? This book offers a novel theoretical explanation for the differences in levels of and transitions to war and peace. The author distinguishes between 'hot'and 'cold' outcomes, depending on intensity, and uses three key concepts (state, nation and the international system) to argue that it is the specific balance between states and nations in different regions that determines outcomes: the higher the imbalance, the higher the war-propensity of the region. The theory developed in this book is examined through case-studies of the post-1945 Middle East, the Balkans and South America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and post-1945 Western Europe. It uses comparative quantitative data from all the regions studied and concludes by proposing ideas on how to promote peace in war-torn regions.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521871228
SKU 203455143
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521871220
Release Date 8/13/2012
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0500
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Part 104
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