The Scientific Study of Peace and War
A Text Reader
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Scientific Study of Peace and War by John A. Vasquez
Book DescriptionThis widely used and acclaimed text reader brings together some of the best work on the onset of war, the expansion of war, the conditions of peace, and the termination and impact of war. Editorial commentary on the major findings and the statistical analysis used in each study teaches students how to read the article so that they can become literate in social science methods. A learning package in the appendix provides a programmed text to teach students how to interpret tables, read basic statistics, and conduct elementary data analysis. Correlates of War data on European countries is provided, and a methodological table of contents allows instructors to assign articles from the easiest (simple percentages) to the most advanced (time series and formal modeling).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780739100721
(234mm x 160mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Lexington Books
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John A. Vasquez
Outbreak of the First World War, Hardback (April 2014)
This volume brings together leading historians and international relations scholars to debate the causes of the First World War.
Conflict, War, and Peace, Paperback (October 2013)
Introducing students to the scientific study of peace and war, this exciting new text and reader provides an overview of seminal and current scientific research and scholarship on this dynamic area of study
War Puzzle Revisited, Hardback (July 2009)
A scientific explanation of the onset and expansion of war and the conditions of peace.
Steps to War, Paperback (July 2008)» View all books by John A. Vasquez
The question of what causes war has concerned statesmen since the time of Thucydides. This title utilizes data on militarized interstate disputes from 1816 to 2001 to identify the factors that increase the probability that a crisis will escalate to war.
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Author Biography - John A. Vasquez
John A. Vasquez is Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of The War Puzzle and The Power of Power Politics, coauthor (with Richard Mansbach) of In Search of Theory, and editor of Classics of International Relations. Marie T. Henehan is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Foreign Policy and Congress: An International Relations Perspective.
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