Regions of War and Peace

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Cambridge University Press, 2002 M01 21 - 235 páginas
In this contribution to the literature on the causes of war, Douglas Lemke asks whether the same factors affect minor powers as affect major ones. He investigates whether power parity and dissatisfaction with the status quo have an impact within Africa, the Far East, the Middle East and South America. Lemke argues that there are similarities across these regions and levels of power, and that parity and dissatisfaction are correlates of war around the world. The extent to which they increase the risk of war varies across regions, however, and the book looks at the possible sources of this cross-regional variation, concluding that differential progress toward development is the likely cause. This book will interest students and scholars of international relations and peace studies, as well as comparative politics and area studies.

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Introduction
1
Theoretical origins
21
Theoretical revision the multiple hierarchy model
48
Identifying local hierarchies and measuring key variables
67
Empirical investigations
112
Further investigations I great power interference?
146
Further investigations II an African interstate Peace?
161
Conclusions implications and directions for continued research
195
Replications with Correlates of War capabilities data
207
References
216
Index
231
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Douglas Lemke is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He is the author of several articles on international conflict in leading journals, and is co-author of Power Transitions (2001), and co-editor of Parity and War (1996).

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