Why and how do we study war

Preemptive war preventive fighting a winning war now

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Unformatted text preview: Resource dependence Failure to develop technological factors The international system The international status quo does not change as rapidly as a states capabilities The international system reflects interests of declining power more closely than it represents declining state. Still reflects the interest of the dominant powers. Willingness to fight 1)relative capabilities to states 2) alternatives to war 3) state’s willingness to take risks (in challenging dominant power) Who initiates war? Challenger rising power Levy: Preventive War Preventive War: war fought now in order to avoid the risks of worsening circumstances later It arises from the perc...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course GOVT 369 at Georgetown.

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