10:4:10 Notes

10:4:10 Notes - International Security Notes 4 October 2010...

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International Security Notes 4 October 2010 THE CAUSES OF WAR War as the continuation of politics by other means Plausible state preference ordering (Blainey) to achieve its aims by peaceful means to achieve part of its aims by peaceful means To achieve its aims by a forceful action that is not itself war but creates some risk of war To achieve its aims by a short and small-scale war To achieve its aims by a long, large-scale war To sacri±ce some of its aims by peaceful methods To achieve nothing by war To sacri±ce most of its aims by peaceful methods To sacri±ce most of its aims by war Politics as bargaining war is an instrument of politics: states want war strictly as a means to get something else, not for its own sake All states prefer war to some alternatives States choose war when bargaining fails, i.e., when they like the outcome of bargaining worse than the costs and risks of war The war puzzle (Fearon/Blainey)
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