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Why leaders fight

Author: Michael Horowitz; Allan C Stam; Cali M Ellis
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Presidents, kings, dictators, and war.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the risk of a nation's going to war produced by: the nation's leader, and the system the nation is embedded in. Discusses various features of a leader's background that contribute to riskyness (age, miliatary service, etc).
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Horowitz; Allan C Stam; Cali M Ellis
ISBN: 9781107022935 1107022932 9781107655676 1107655676
OCLC Number: 908698855
Description: xii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
How leaders matter --
Systematically evaluating leader risk --
Leader risk across geography and time --
The experiences that matter I : military/rebel status, age, and education --
The experience that matter II : childhood, family, and gender --
"L'état, c'est moi" : or is it?
Series Title: Presidents, kings, dictators, and war.
Responsibility: Michael C. Horowitz, University of Pennsylvania, Allan C. Stam, University of Virginia, Cali M. Ellis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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Using in-depth research on famous leaders, this book explores how their life experiences fundamentally shape the reasons why nations go to war.  Read more...

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