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Description - Arms Races, Arms Control, and Conflict Analysis by Walter Isard

Demonstrating the ways in which work in a broad range of fields can be pulled together in the analysis of conflict, this book provides the reader with a general introduction to the principles of conflict analysis and lays a methodological foundation for the further development of the interdisciplinary field of peace science. The text begins with an extensive survey of arms race models, from the classic Richardson model to models exploring the effects of factors such as the domestic and international economic environment, public opinion and party politics, and weapons technology and information development. The processes of individual and group problem-solving, in both crisis and non-crisis conditions, are examined, drawing on work in economics, operations research, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence. Building on this diverse body of work, the author moves on to develop a framework for conflict management with which to approach a variety of conflict situations and applies this procedure to the United States-Soviet arms control conflict. Walter Isard is cited by Mark Blaug as one of the Great Economists Since Keynes (CUP, 1989 paper edition).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521362979
ISBN-10: 0521362970
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 34mm)
Pages: 554
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Feb-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Walter Isard

Charles H. Anderton is Professor of Economics at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, where he has taught since 1986. He coedited the volume Economics of Arms Reduction and the Peace Process with Walter Isard in 1992. A former North American editor of the journal Defence and Peace Economics, Professor Anderton's research has appeared in journals such as Economic Inquiry, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy, as well as the Handbook of Defense Economics, Volumes I and II. John R. Carter is Professor of Economics at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, where he has served on the faculty since 1976. A former Chair of the Department of Economics, Professor Carter received the Holy Cross Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. His research has appeared in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Defence and Peace Economics, Journal of Peace Research, and Public Choice, as well as the Handbook of Defense Economics, Volume II.

Books By Walter Isard

Arms Races, Arms Control, and Conflict Analysis by Walter Isard
Paperback, February 1989
$79.16