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The Resource Revolution and war, Stephen M. Walt

Revolution and war, Stephen M. Walt

Label
Revolution and war
Title
Revolution and war
Statement of responsibility
Stephen M. Walt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Revolution within a state almost invariably leads to intense security competition between states, and often to war. In Revolution and War, Stephen M. Walt explains why this is so and suggests how the risk of conflicts brought on by domestic upheaval might be reduced in the future. In doing so, he explores one of the basic questions of international relations: What are the connections between domestic politics and foreign policy? Walt begins by exposing the flaws in existing theories about the relationship between revolution and war. Drawing on the theoretical literature about revolution and the realist perspective on international politics, he argues that revolutions cause wars by altering the balance of threats between a revolutionary state and its rivals. Each state sees the other as both a looming danger and a vulnerable adversary, making war seem at once necessary and attractive. Walt traces the dynamics of this argument through detailed studies of the French, Russian, and Iranian revolutions, and through briefer treatment of the American, Mexican, Turkish, and Chinese cases. He also considers the recent experience of the Soviet Union, whose revolutionary transformation led to conflict within the former Soviet empire but not with the outside world. An important refinement of realist approaches to international politics, this book unites the study of revolution with scholarship on the causes of war
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walt, Stephen M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cornell studies in security affairs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World politics
  • Revolutions
  • War
  • Revolutions
  • Politics and war
Label
Revolution and war, Stephen M. Walt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • A theory of revolution and war
  • The French Revolution
  • The Russian Revolution
  • The Iranian Revolution
  • The American, Mexican, Turkish, and Chinese Revolutions
  • Conclusion
Control code
ocm33405570
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 365 p.
Isbn
9780801482977
Lccn
95045006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780801482977
Label
Revolution and war, Stephen M. Walt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • A theory of revolution and war
  • The French Revolution
  • The Russian Revolution
  • The Iranian Revolution
  • The American, Mexican, Turkish, and Chinese Revolutions
  • Conclusion
Control code
ocm33405570
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 365 p.
Isbn
9780801482977
Lccn
95045006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780801482977

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