RDGS Ch. 4 Jervis - c The existence of a security community...

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Brittany Stephen PSC 332 July 27, 2010 Theories of War in an Era of Leading-Power Peace – Jervis I. Thesis: Although peace and security communities are becoming more important, there is still the possibility of war and there are still theories associated with war. a. Major changes, such as Britain yielding hegemony to the United States, were strongly influenced by security calculations. b. Conflicts in security communities would be different from traditional wars.
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Unformatted text preview: c. The existence of a security community among leading powers refutes many theories of the causes of war, which shows they are not universally valid. II. These supporting statements show that although security communities are meant to promote peace, there are still many theories in the world about war. The states in the community even have some characteristics that are different from those of the states that aren’t in communities....
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