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Crises in world politics : theory and reality

Author: Michael Brecher
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Pergamon Press, ©1993.
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Presenting an integrated theory of crisis at both system and state level, this work focuses on four interrelated phases of crises: onset, escalation, de-escalation and impact. Systematic knowledge is  Read more...

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Brecher, Michael.
Crises in world politics.
Oxford ; New York : Pergamon Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)624274201
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Brecher
ISBN: 0080413765 9780080413761 0080413773 9780080413778
OCLC Number: 26723516
Description: xviii, 676 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Concepts and Models. Crisis, Conflict, War. State of the Art. Crisis Domains/Phases. Model I: International Crisis. Model II: Crisis Behavior. Tasks Ahead --
2. Onset. Model of Crisis Onset. Data, Propositions and Summary. Coping with Onset. Onset/Pre-Crisis: Case Study Findings --
3. Escalation. Escalation, War, Security Dilemma, Conflict Spiral. Model of Crisis Escalation. Hypotheses and Findings on Escalation. Coping with Escalation. Escalation/Crisis: Case Study Findings --
4. Deescalation. War Termination. Model of Crisis Deescalation. Hypotheses and Findings on Deescalation. Coping with Deescalation. Deescalation/End-Crisis: Case Study Findings --
5. Impact. Indicators and Index of Intensity. Case Studies of Intensity. Impact: Indicators and Index. Crisis Impact Model. Hypotheses and Findings on Impact. Case Studies of Impact. Impact/Post-Crisis: Case Study Findings --
6. Unified Model of Crisis. Onset/Pre-Crisis. Escalation/Crisis. Deescalation/End-Crisis. Impact/Post-Crisis. 7. The Gulf Crisis 1990-91. Onset. Escalation. Deescalation. Intensity. Impact. Hypothesis-Testing. The unified Model and the Gulf Crisis --
8. What Have We Learned? Culmination of Knowledge. Lessons for the Future --
Appendix A: Ranking the Variables: Crisis Onset --
Appendix B: Aggregate Findings on Intensity.
Responsibility: Michael Brecher.

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'...a masterful interweaving of theoretical approaches, datasets, and methods. This work is certain to become a classic for scholars in all areas of crisis research.' Journal of Peace Research

 
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