Provide[s] undergraduates with a clear, systematic application of the 'causes of war' literature to seven wars of the 20th century. These are an interesting and diverse set of cases including WWI, WWII in the Pacific, the 1967 Arab-Israeli conflict, the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War, the Iran-Iraq War, and the 2003 Iraq War. . . . Recommended.
(Peter Rutland, Wesleyan University CHOICE
Excellent scholarship, references, and analysis. The authors' multilevel patterns bring coherence to the innumerable case studies and lessons learned that dominate the field. (William H. Mott IV, Emerson College)
A tour de force that will displace Stoessinger’s Why Nations Go to War
as the dominant case-studies text in the field. This is an insightful, trenchant analysis of specific wars that takes into account the vast amount of scientific work on the subject. Both scholars and students will learn much from this book. (John A. Vasquez and Marie T. Henehan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
About the Author
is professor of political science at Salisbury University. Leonard C. Robinson
is associate professor of political science at Salisbury University.