The Behavioral Origins of War

Author(s): Allan Stam, D. Scott Bennett

The Behavorial Origins of War

Description:

In The Behavioral Origins of War, D. Scott Bennett and Allan C. Stam analyze systemic, binary, and individual factors in order to evaluate a wide variety of theories about the origins of war.

Challenging the view that theories of war are nothing more than competing explanations for observed behavior, this expansive study incorporates variables from multiple theories and thus accounts for war's multiplicity of causes. While individual theories offer partial explanations for international conflict, only a valid set of theories can provide a complete explanation. Bennett and Stam's unconventional yet methodical approach opens the way for cumulative scientific progress in international relations (University of Michigan Press).




Publication Information:

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Year of Publication: 2004