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

, by
States, Nations, and the Great Powers: The Sources of Regional War and Peace by Benjamin Miller, 9780521691611
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
  • ISBN: 9780521691611 | 0521691613
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/24/2007
  • Rent Textbook

    (Recommended)

    $33.26
    Rent Book Button
     
    Term
    Due
    Price
    *This item is part of an exclusive publisher rental program and requires an additional convenience fee. This fee will be reflected in the shopping cart.
  • Buy Used Textbook

    Usually Ships in 2-4 Business Days

    $27.92
    Buy Used Button
  • Buy New Textbook

    Special Order: 1-2 Weeks

    $36.85
    Buy New Button
Why are some regions prone to war while others remain at peace? What conditions cause 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 between war and peace. The author distinguishes between "hot" and "cold" outcomes, depending on intensity of the war or the peace, and then 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 the hot or warm outcomes: the lower the balance, the higher the war-propensity of the region, while the higher the balance, the warmer the peace. The international systematic factors, for their part, affect only the cold outcomes of cold war and cold peace. The theory of regional war and peace 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 data from all regions and concludes by proposing ideas on how to promote peace in war-torn regions.

You might also enjoy...

Loading Icon

Please wait while the item is added to your bag...
Continue Shopping Button
Checkout Button
Loading Icon
Continue Shopping Button