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Justice and the Genesis of War : Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture - David A. Welch

Justice and the Genesis of War

Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture

Hardcover Published: 9th June 2003
ISBN: 9780521444620
Number Of Pages: 356

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In this major study of the causes of war, David Welch argues that, contrary to the received wisdom in academic and policy circles, states are often motivated by sincere concern for the perceived demands of justice, not merely by self interest. By examining the outbreak of five Great Power wars (the Crimean War, the Franco-Prussian War, World War I, World War II, and the Falklands War), Welch demonstrates the importance of the justice motive in state behavior, using both historical and philosophical analysis to shed new light on an old problem.

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'... an important contribution to the literatures on realism, the causes of war, and international ethics. Not only are its findings impressive in their own right, but the concept of the justice motive suggests a possible synthesis of other important threads of research on the causes of collective violence.' Mershon International Studies Review

The justice motive and war
The Crimean war
The Franco-Prussian war
World War I
World War II
The Falklands/Malvinas war
Justice and injustice in a global context
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ISBN: 9780521444620
ISBN-10: 0521444624
Series: Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 9th June 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.1  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.72