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Why Nations Fight: Past and Future Motives for War

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"Four generic motives have historically led states to initiate war: fear, interest, standing and revenge. Using an original dataset, Richard Ned Lebow examines the distribution of wars across three and a half centuries and argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, only a minority of these were motivated by security or material interest. Instead, the majority are the result of a quest for standing, and for revenge - an attempt to get even with states who had previously made successful territorial grabs"--Provided by ...

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Why Nations Fight: Past and Future Motives for War 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521192835

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