The Causes of War and the Spread of Peace

The Causes of War and the Spread of Peace

But Will War Rebound?

Book - 2017
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Why do humans go to war? Have we been waging war ever since we first existed as a species? Is a propensity to wage war part of what it is to be human, or more a result of the evolution of human society? And has there been a decline in war-making over time - or is this just a pious hope?Azar Gat here draws together insights from evolutionary theory, anthropology, history, historical sociology, and political science to address these fundamental questions about the history of our species - the answers to which also have big implications for our species' future survival.The book reveals that theories regarding the recent decline of war, such as the "democratic peace" and "capitalist peace", capture merely elements of a broader Modernization Peace that has been growing since the onset of the industrial age in the early 19th century.
Publisher: Oxford :, Oxford University Press,, 2017, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780198795025
Branch Call Number: 355. 027 GAT
Characteristics: xiv, 303 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps (some colour) ; 25 cm

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