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 historical past of the fingers racing phenomenon in glossy foreign politics, drawing either on theoretical methods and at the most recent ancient study. Written by means of a global workforce of experts, it really is divided into 4 sections: sooner than 1914; the inter-war years; the chilly struggle; and extra-European and post-Cold battle hands races. Twelve case reports research land and naval armaments earlier than the 1st international struggle; air, land, and
naval festival through the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties; and nuclear in addition to traditional guns for the reason that 1945. Armaments guidelines are put in the context of technological improvement, foreign politics and international relations, and social politics and economics. a longer normal advent and
conclusion and introductions to every part supply coherence among the really expert chapters and draw out wider implications for policymakers and for political scientists. fingers Races in overseas Politics addresses key questions: what explanations hands races, and what's the relationship among palms races and the outbreak of wars?

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