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The Causes of intrastate war : a critique of Blainey's hypothesis. N2 - Geoffrey Blainey has long been one of Australia's most prominent, and at times controversial historians. Apart from his usual focus on Australian history, his primary work concerning international politics has been his book 'The Causes of War', making him one of the more notable Australian contributors to issues of war and peace in the field of international relations.
His theory on the causes of war is based on an implicit rational actor model of perceptions of military power. His hypothesis is: When two sides disagree on their relative strength, war is likely.
When they agree, peace is likely. With case studies on the wars in Nagorno-Karabakh and Sierra Leone, this book considers whether Blainey's hypothesis on war, which was designed to analyse international wars, remains applicable to contemporary internal wars. Blainey's ambition was to come up with a general theory on why wars begin and conclude.
Before claiming that his theory is truly comprehensive, and still relevant, it needs to be tested against the dominant form of warfare today; internal, or intrastate wars. AB - Geoffrey Blainey has long been one of Australia's most prominent, and at times controversial historians.
The Causes of intrastate war a critique of Blainey's hypothesis. Craig Mark. Department of International Studies Languages and Cultures. Abstract Geoffrey Blainey has long been one of Australia's most prominent, and at times controversial historians. Sierra Leone. International Politics. Keywords politics international relations war civil wars intrastate wars.
The Causes of intrastate war: a critique of Blainey's hypothesis. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. Mark, Craig. Saarbrucken, Germany : Lambert Academic Publishing, Mark, C , The Causes of intrastate war: a critique of Blainey's hypothesis.
Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany. Mark C. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing,
The Causes of War
Jump to content. Like much else in the book, Blainey is straightforward in his title: he is examining why wars occur. Blainey argues that assessments of relative power drive decisions on war and peace, and that war occurs when nations misjudge their relative power. The pattern most striking to him assessing the data from three centuries of warfare is that leaders are typically optimistic commencing a war.
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The Causes of intrastate war