Arms Races in International Politics: From the Nineteenth to by Thomas Mahnken,Joseph Maiolo,David Stevenson

By Thomas Mahnken,Joseph Maiolo,David Stevenson

This quantity presents the 1st finished background of the fingers racing phenomenon in glossy foreign politics, drawing either on theoretical methods and at the most up-to-date historic study. Written by means of a global staff of experts, it really is divided into 4 sections: prior to 1914; the inter-war years; the chilly struggle; and extra-European and post-Cold warfare palms races. Twelve case experiences study land and naval armaments ahead of the 1st global struggle; air, land, and
naval festival through the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties; and nuclear in addition to traditional guns due to the fact that 1945. Armaments guidelines are put in the context of technological improvement, foreign politics and international relations, and social politics and economics. a longer basic creation and
conclusion and introductions to every part offer coherence among the really good chapters and draw out wider implications for policymakers and for political scientists. palms Races in foreign Politics addresses key questions: what reasons fingers races, and what's the relationship among fingers races and the outbreak of wars?

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