Consequently, Lebow posits that understanding the causes of war
begins with the exploration of the decisionmaking motives and then the foreign policy goals that they engender.
It is not usual to consider the causes of war
in the time and place dealt with in this book as "religious.
In other words, as the Dutch social scientist Henk Houweling puts it, "one of the causes of war
is war itself.
The question of why a weaker state would attack a stronger adversary is important because it appears to undermine some of the core assumptions and central hypotheses associated with conventional understandings of the causes of war
He, more than most, bridged the gap between the economic causes of war
and the economics of its conduct.
ultimate" causes of war
that influence the goals people fight for, such as competition within a society for scarce resources or mates, and intense divisions between groups of related men.
He argues that the different causes of war
explain their variation in duration and severity, drawing on the bargaining model of war to examine three casual mechanisms that bring about violent conflict: divergent expectations and mutual overoptimism, principal-agent problems in domestic policies, and commitment problems that generate an inability to trust one's opponent to live up to a political agreement.
READER Herschel of Gosforth expounded his views on the causes of war
and his lack of support for those in the care of the British Legion who still need our support aided by the sale of poppies in our annual tributes to the fallen of two world wars.
Many issues were raised including: the concept of a just war, the causes of war
, the effects of war on soldiers and civilians and on the environment, pacifism, interventionism, deterrence, nuclear proliferation, non-violent alternatives to war; all were discussed from political, military, psychological and moral perspectives.
Throughout, WILPF has sought to follow our founders' goals of ending war and uprooting the causes of war
There is a need to work much harder for a peaceful resolution to conflict, and the need to tackle the causes of war