Controlling and Ending Conflict (inbunden)
Inbunden (Hardback)
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Praeger Publishers Inc
Cimbala, Stephen J.
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241 x 162 x 26 mm
617 g
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Controlling and Ending Conflict (inbunden)

Controlling and Ending Conflict

Issues Before and After the Cold War

Inbunden Engelska, 1991-12-01
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Knowing how to end war and to prevent the escalation of conflict is of paramount importance today when weapons of mass destruction have spread beyond the control of major powers and democratically accountable governments, and when regional and global stability have become more precarious. Stephen Cimbala and Sidney Waldman have drawn together prominent analysts with different perspectives to discuss key issues before and after the Cold War. This authoritative and provocative study assesses military and political strategies of serious concern to military historians and professionals, political scientists, academics, and policymakers. The book covers all the major aspects of conflict termination before and after the Cold War and defines the basic concepts and principles involved. Noted contributors offer insights into how military and political strategies to end and limit various types of conflict must adapt to political change, to nationalism, irredentism, and boundary disputes. Chapters deal with deterrence, Soviet military doctrine, an American-Soviet war, the changing role of nuclear weapons, behavioral and institutional factors, the maritime component, civil wars, coalition war, nuclear deterrence and political hostility. The book ends with new determinations about the major issues and points to future research agendas.
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STEPHEN J. CIMBALA is Professor of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University, Delaware County. He has written extensively on national security in terms of deterrence theory, arms control, and strategic war termination. Recent works include First Strike Stability (Greenwood Press, 1990), Strategic Impasse (Greenwood, 1989), and Nuclear Endings (Praeger, 1989). SIDNEY R. WALDMAN is Professor of Political Science at Haverford College. Specializing in strategic policy, his earlier works include The Foundations of Political Action: An Exchange Theory of Politics (1972) and Congress and Democracy (1985).


Preface Introduction: the Political Aspects of War Termination by Stephen J. Cimbala Deterrence after the Cold War by William C. Martel New Soviet Thinking on Conflict Initiation, Control and Termination by Raymond L. Garthoff Terminating an American-Soviet War by Sidney R. Waldman The Changing Role of Nuclear Weapons in Conflict Termination by Leon Sloss Conflict Termination and Intrawar Deterrence: Implications for U.S. and Soviet States by Stephen J. Cimbala Behavioral Factors in Terminating Superpower War by Paul K. Davis Institutional Factors in War Termination by Paul Bracken War Termination: The Maritime Component by James J. Tritten How Civil Wars End: Preliminary Results from a Comparative Project by Roy C. Licklider Nuclear Deterrence and Political Hostility by George H. Quester Conclusion by Stephen J. Cimbala and Sidney R. Waldman Selected Bibliography Index