Man, the State, and War: A Theoretical Analysis by Kenneth WaltzMan, the State, and War: A Theoretical Analysis by Kenneth Waltz

Man, the State, and War: A Theoretical Analysis

byKenneth Waltz

Paperback | September 26, 2001

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What are the causes of war? To answer this question, Professor Waltz examines the ideas of major thinkers throughout the history of Western civilization. He explores works both by classic political philosophers, such as St. Augustine, Hobbes, Kant, and Rousseau, and by modern psychologists and anthropologists to discover ideas intended to explain war among states and related prescriptions for peace.

Kenneth N. Waltz is a recipient of the James Madison Award for distinguished scholarly contributions to political science from the American Political Science Association. He is Ford Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and is now at the Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. He is the autho...
Title:Man, the State, and War: A Theoretical AnalysisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:263 pagesPublished:September 26, 2001Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231125372

ISBN - 13:9780231125376

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Table of Contents

Foreword, by by William T.R. FoxIntroductionThe First Image: International Conflict and Human BehaviorSome Implications of the First Image: The Behavioral Sciences and the Reduction of Interstate ViolenceThe Second Image: International Conflict and the Internal Structure of StatesSome Implications of the Second Image: International Socialism and the Coming of the First World WarThe Third Image: International Conflict and International AnarchySome Implications of the Third Image: Examples from Economics, Politics, and HistoryConclusion

Editorial Reviews

Despite the changes in the world, the text stands as a classic effort to explain why men and nations fight.