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Published: 26 October 2017

432 Pages


ISBN: 9780199355587

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Roots of War

Wanting Power, Seeing Threat, Justifying Force

David G. Winter

  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of the causes of war by analyzing the concepts of power and power motivation
  • Incorporates the most recent scholarship on the origins of WWI and the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Compiles a list of reasons given by leaders for starting wars, from Pericles's exhortation to citizens of Athens in the Peloponnesian War to George W. Bush's defense of the 2003 invasion of Iraq
  • Features research across a variety of fields, including psychology, history, literature, and gender perspectives
  • Proposes research-supported policies to preserve peace
  • Extensively references and incorporates research across fields including psychology, history, literature, and gender perspectives
  • Demonstrates why improving the status of women is important for avoiding war

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