Class7 - Bargaining and Conflict Strategic Theories of War...

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Bargaining and Conflict Strategic Theories of War Ethiopia and Eritrea The war in 1997-1999 between these two countries killed tens of thousands over some minor adjustments in the border. Why were they unable to agree on a settlement without fighting? Bargaining Over What? Conflicts of interest occur over issues, territorial, political, or ideological. Disputes arise when one side makes a demand for a change in the status quo. Resolving a dispute requires an outcome that both sides accept. Proximate versus ultimate causes of war The Price of Peace: which settlement? The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk Russia’s participation in World War I: inflation and military incompetence The Bolshevik Revolution: the demand for peace The first conference: Trotsky walks out The German response The second conference and final settlement Thinking about Issues in Dispute We can represent all the possible settlements to the issues in a dispute as points on a line. Example: Different divisions of territory The interests of the parties to the dispute are opposed. Each would like more of the territory.
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2008 for the course POLISCI 160 taught by Professor Morrow during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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