Willkommen, schön sind Sie da!
Logo Ex Libris

Democracies at War

  • E-Book (pdf)
  • 304 Seiten
(0) Erste Bewertung abgeben
Bewertungen
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Alle Bewertungen ansehen
Dan Reiter is Associate Professor and Winship Research Professor in the Department of Political Science at Emory University. He is... Weiterlesen
E-Books ganz einfach mit der kostenlosen Ex Libris-Reader-App lesen. Hier erhalten Sie Ihren Download-Link.
CHF 52.90
Download steht sofort bereit
Informationen zu E-Books
E-Books eignen sich auch für mobile Geräte (sehen Sie dazu die Anleitungen).
E-Books von Ex Libris sind mit Adobe DRM kopiergeschützt: Erfahren Sie mehr.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Beschreibung



Dan Reiter is Associate Professor and Winship Research Professor in the Department of Political Science at Emory University. He is the author of Crucible of Beliefs: Learning, Alliances, and World Wars. Allan C. Stam is Associate Professor of Government and Deputy Director of Academic Programs at Rockefeller Center, Dartmouth College. He is the author of Win, Lose, or Draw: Domestic Politics and the Crucible of War.

Autorentext

Dan Reiter & Allan C. Stam



Klappentext

Why do democracies win wars? This is a critical question in the study of international relations, as a traditional view--expressed most famously by Alexis de Tocqueville--has been that democracies are inferior in crafting foreign policy and fighting wars. In Democracies at War, the first major study of its kind, Dan Reiter and Allan Stam come to a very different conclusion. Democracies tend to win the wars they fight--specifically, about eighty percent of the time.


Complementing their wide-ranging case-study analysis, the authors apply innovative statistical tests and new hypotheses. In unusually clear prose, they pinpoint two reasons for democracies' success at war. First, as elected leaders understand that losing a war can spell domestic political backlash, democracies start only those wars they are likely to win. Secondly, the emphasis on individuality within democratic societies means that their soldiers fight with greater initiative and superior leadership.


Surprisingly, Reiter and Stam find that it is neither economic muscle nor bandwagoning between democratic powers that enables democracies to win wars. They also show that, given societal consent, democracies are willing to initiate wars of empire or genocide. On the whole, they find, democracies' dependence on public consent makes for more, rather than less, effective foreign policy. Taking a fresh approach to a question that has long merited such a study, this book yields crucial insights on security policy, the causes of war, and the interplay between domestic politics and international relations.



Inhalt

  • Frontmatter,
  • CONTENTS,
  • TABLES AND FIGURES,
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,
  • ONE. Democracy's Fourth Virtue,
  • TWO. Democracy, War Initiation, and Victory,
  • THREE. Democracy and Battlefield Success,
  • FOUR. Balancers or Bystanders?,
  • FIVE. Winning Wars on Factory Floors?,
  • SIX. Democracy, Consent, and the Path to War,
  • SEVEN. The Declining Advantages of Democracy,
  • EIGHT. Why Democracies Win Wars,
  • NOTES,
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY,
  • INDEX,

Produktinformationen

Titel: Democracies at War
Autor:
EAN: 9781400824458
ISBN: 978-1-4008-2445-8
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Princeton University Press
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 304
Veröffentlichung: 01.07.2010
Jahr: 2010
Untertitel: Englisch