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War and punishment : the causes of war termination and the First World War

Author: H E Goemans
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
Series: Princeton studies in international history and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H E Goemans
ISBN: 0691049432 9780691049434 0691049440 9780691049441
OCLC Number: 43757594
Description: x, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Princeton studies in international history and politics.
Responsibility: H.E. Goemans.
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Exploring how various government leaders assess the cost of war in terms of domestic politics and their own post-war fates, this text looks at democracies, dictatorships, and mixed regimes and  Read more...

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