The Resource Dangerous alliances : proponents of peace, weapons of war, Patricia A. Weitsman

Dangerous alliances : proponents of peace, weapons of war, Patricia A. Weitsman

Label
Dangerous alliances : proponents of peace, weapons of war
Title
Dangerous alliances
Title remainder
proponents of peace, weapons of war
Statement of responsibility
Patricia A. Weitsman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Patricia Weitsman introduces a comprehensive theory that unifies current ideas about alliances and examines the relationship between threat and alliance politics under conditions of both war and peace." "Examining military alliances before and during World War I, Weitsman provides a new interpretation of the politics of the great powers of this period. She reveals that states frequently form alliances to keep peace among the allied countries, not simply to counter shared external threats. Though alliances may be perceived by others to present a unified and threatening front, countries often face significant threats from within their own alliances. It is this paradox that underscores Weitsman's theory: although alliances are frequently forged to sustain peace, they may, in fact, increase the prospects of war."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.1/16
Index
index present
LC call number
D397
LC item number
.W35 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Dangerous alliances : proponents of peace, weapons of war, Patricia A. Weitsman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Theory of Alliance Formation and Cohesion -- 3. The Two Leagues of the Three Emperors -- 4. The Dual and Triple Alliances -- 5. The Franco-Russian Alliance and the Triple Entente -- 6. Alliances and the Great War: The Central Powers and the Triple Entente -- 7. Conclusion -- App. Great Power Capabilities and Proximity Data
Control code
000024741136
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 244 p.
Isbn
9780804748667
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003013394
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.b20530134
System control number
  • 24741136lt
  • (OCoLC)52477294

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