Man, the State, and War

A Theoretical Analysis, revised edition

Kenneth N. Waltz

Columbia University Press

Man, the State, and War

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Pub Date: September 2001

ISBN: 9780231125376

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Man, the State, and War

A Theoretical Analysis, revised edition

Kenneth N. Waltz

Columbia University Press

What are the causes of war? To answer this question, Professor Waltz examines the ideas of major thinkers throughout the history of Western civilization. He explores works both by classic political philosophers, such as St. Augustine, Hobbes, Kant, and Rousseau, and by modern psychologists and anthropologists to discover ideas intended to explain war among states and related prescriptions for peace.
In this thoughtful inquiry into the views of classical political theory on the nature and causes of war, Professor Waltz follows three principal themes or images: war as a consequence of the nature and behavior of man, as an outcome of their internal organization of states, and as a product of international anarchy. Foreign Affairs
Despite the changes in the world, the text stands as a classic effort to explain why men and nations fight. Military Review
Foreword, by by William T.R. Fox
Introduction
The First Image: International Conflict and Human Behavior
Some Implications of the First Image: The Behavioral Sciences and the Reduction of Interstate Violence
The Second Image: International Conflict and the Internal Structure of States
Some Implications of the Second Image: International Socialism and the Coming of the First World War
The Third Image: International Conflict and International Anarchy
Some Implications of the Third Image: Examples from Economics, Politics, and History
Conclusion

About the Author

Kenneth N. Waltz is a recipient of the James Madison Award for distinguished scholarly contributions to political science from the American Political Science Association. He is Ford Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and is now at the Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of Foreign Policy and Democratic Politics, Theory of International Politics, and coauthor of The Spread of Nuclear Weapons.