PSCI3810.20JUN2007.Notes

PSCI3810.20JUN2007.Notes - 20JUN2007 Assumptions about war...

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20JUN2007 Assumptions about war -war is learned -war is a long-term process -war is a way of making political decisions --stakes --allocative mechanism ---compare to bargain, votes, and games -war is multi-causal Kinds of War -wars of rivalry vs. wars of inequality --parity vs. non-parity between the factions -limited vs. total wars --the amount of commitment -dyadic vs. complex --Two factions vs. multiple factions An operational definition -correlates of war -“operational definition” -“An international war is a military conflict waged between (or among) national entities, at least one of which is a state, which results in at least 1000 battle deaths of military personnel.” General trends -700 armed conflicts since 1900 -only 118 interstate wars between 1816 and 18890 -in 3,400 years, only 268 were at peace -proportion of countries engaged in wars has declined -most wars occur in the Global South -war is no longer fought to gain foreign territory -war between great powers is becoming obsolete -“long peace”
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PSCI 3810 taught by Professor Erumsheikh during the Summer '08 term at North Texas.

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PSCI3810.20JUN2007.Notes - 20JUN2007 Assumptions about war...

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