Why and how do we study war

Concentrations of power is generally bad power

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Unformatted text preview: conflict dyad – tremendous potential for miscalculation, more conflict Power transitions In cold war, why so stable? Bipolarity Nuclear weapons made even victory too horrific for consideration Deterrence Waltz on high concentrations of power: Generally destabilizing, every one wants to oppose, gain power States will seek to balance against any state that wants to secure a hegemonic position States will seek to balance Balance of Power Proposition The maintenance of an equilibrium of power in the system is the primary instrumental goal of states. Concentrations of power is generally bad Power Transition Theory Agrees with Ken Waltz assumptions/ disagrees wi...
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