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The Resource War and punishment : the causes of war termination and the First World War, H.E. Goemans

War and punishment : the causes of war termination and the First World War, H.E. Goemans

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War and punishment : the causes of war termination and the First World War
Title
War and punishment
Title remainder
the causes of war termination and the First World War
Statement of responsibility
H.E. Goemans
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
H.E. Goemans explores how various government leaders assess the cost of war in terms of domestic politics and their own postwar fates. Goemans first develops the argument that two sides will wage war until both gain sufficient knowledge of the other's strengths and weaknesses so as to agree on the probable outcome of continued war. Yet the incentives that motivate leaders to then terminate war, Goemans maintains, can vary greatly depending on the type of government they represent. The author looks at democracies, dictatorships, and mixed regimes and compares the willingness among leaders to back out of wars or risk the costs of continued warfare. Democracies, according to Goemans, will prefer to withdraw quickly from a war they are not winning in order to appease the populace. Autocracies will do likewise so as not to be overthrown by their internal enemies. Mixed regimes, which are made up of several competing groups and which exclude a substantial proportion of the people from access to power, will likely see little risk in continuing a losing war in the hope of turning the tide. Goemans explores the conditions and the reasoning behind this "gamble for resurrection" as well as other strategies, using rational choice theory, statistical analysis, and detailed case studies of Germany, Britain, France, and Russia during World War I. In so doing, he offers a new perspective of the Great War that integrates domestic politics, international politics, and battlefield developments
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1957-
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Goemans, H. E.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in international history and politics
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  • World War
  • Armistices
  • Peace
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Peace treaties
  • Capitulations, Military
  • Paix
  • Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918
  • Traités de paix
  • Capitulation militaire
  • HISTORY
  • Capitulations, Military
  • Peace
  • Peace treaties
  • Oorlogen
  • Wapenstilstanden
  • Eerste Wereldoorlog
  • Vredesverdragen
  • Kriegsende
  • Kriegsziel
  • Politische Führung
  • Weltkrieg
  • Frankreich
  • Großbritannien
  • Russland
  • Paix
  • Traités de paix
  • Capitulation militaire
  • Guerre mondiale (1914-1918)
  • Guerre
  • Guerre mondiale (1914-1918)
  • Deutschland
  • HISTORY
  • Oorlogen
  • Wapenstilstanden
  • Eerste Wereldoorlog
  • Vredesverdragen
  • Kriegsende
  • Kriegsziel
  • Politische Führung
  • Weltkrieg
  • Frankreich
  • Großbritannien
  • Russland
  • Paix
  • Traités de paix
  • Capitulation militaire
  • Guerre mondiale (1914-1918)
  • Guerre
  • Guerre mondiale (1914-1918)
  • Deutschland
Label
War and punishment : the causes of war termination and the First World War, H.E. Goemans
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-350) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A theory of war termination -- Large N: the fate of leaders and the duration of war -- Germany -- Russia -- France -- Great Britain -- The termination of the First World War, I: 1914-1917 -- The termination of the First World War, II: 1918
Control code
ocm52256521
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 355 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400814299
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/cttzg34
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52256521
Label
War and punishment : the causes of war termination and the First World War, H.E. Goemans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-350) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A theory of war termination -- Large N: the fate of leaders and the duration of war -- Germany -- Russia -- France -- Great Britain -- The termination of the First World War, I: 1914-1917 -- The termination of the First World War, II: 1918
Control code
ocm52256521
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 355 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400814299
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttzg34
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52256521

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