Why and how do we study war

Why and how do we study war

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Unformatted text preview: th the conclusions Introduced by A.F.K. Organski (1958) Accepts founding assumptions of structural realism, but rejects idea that hegemonies are bad for the international system Hegemonies frequently form These extreme concentrations of power are stabilizing rather than destabilizing Good for the international system Why? 1) almost impossible for coalitions to form against them, gap between hegemon and everyone else is too great 2) hegemon uses its political power to foster a set of norm, political/ economic structures that enhance stability of system and provide for that hegemon’s security Unipolar system – there will be war How does war occur? When a challenger surpasses a dominant state in material capabilities – we see war. Power transitions. Most famous p...
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