After reading Chapter 5, the student should be able to answer the following questions: 1. Distinguish among the various theories about the cause of war and discuss their basic weaknesses as tools of explanation. 2. Compare and contrast the various types of war. 3. Explain how war could result from a policy-maker’s rational calculations or irrational affective or cognitive biases. 4. Explain why it is hard to claim that some types of states are more likely to go to war than others. 5. Compare and contrast the types of international conflict, three of which are related to tangible interests (territorial disputes, conflicts over who controls national governments, and economic conflicts) and three of which are related to intangible clashes of ideas (ethnic conflicts, religious conflicts, and ideological conflicts). 6. Discuss the serious nature of territorial disputes and discuss the power of the norm that protects territorial integrity. 7.
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2010 for the course PLS 211 taught by Professor Snyderwine during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State.