Chapter 3

Chapter 3 - Chapter 3 Conflict A situation in which two or...

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Chapter 3 Conflict A situation in which two or more parties cannot be simultaneously be ideally satisfied Force A direct application of violence Coercion Threats and promises to induce a target to behave in a certain way Violence A costly effort Destroys things that people/society value Does not directly create value Assumption of Stasis Both sides agree because it is better for both of them than fighting Better to agree then to fight Preemptive War and Offensive advantage Does not happen much Led to WWI Pearl Harbor Use as a preventing attack at time o A crippling blow Often in a strategic strike against a very specific thing Strike against a power plant Strategic Territory Often a contributor to war If actors want the territory for military or economic purposes o International trade Terrorists Use of violence against civilians Action by a group that is not a state o Makes it harder to deal with
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course PSC 001 taught by Professor Teitelbaum during the Fall '08 term at GWU.

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