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            Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

            Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Allison, Graham

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            Will the twenty-first century be defined by the inevitability of conflict between China and the USA? When Athens went to war with Sparta some 2,500 years ago, the Greek historian Thucydides identified one simple cause- a rising power threatened to displace a ruling one, leading i...nexorably to conflict. As Graham Allison explains, in the past 500 years, great powers have found themselves in 'Thucydides's Trap' sixteen times. In twelve of the sixteen - from war between the French and the Hapsburgs in the sixteenth century to the two world wars of the twentieth - the results have been catastrophic. Today, the same structural forces propel China and the United States toward a cataclysm of unseen proportions, even as both sides insist that such a war could never occur. In Destined for War, Allison compares the U.S.-China conflict to its closest parallel- World War I. There, a rising Germany threatened the supremacy of the British Empire. He sketches several scenarios in which America and China might slide, against their intent and better judgment, into a similar conflict. But he also examines the rare instances when two clashing powers have avoided disaster, and speculates about whether the current standoff could be one of those exceptions.
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            ISBN 9781925322378
            Published NZ 3 Jul 2017
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

            The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Doyle, William

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            Beginning with a discussion of familiar images of the French Revolution, this work leads the reader to the realization that we are living with developments of the French Revolution. It looks at how the ancient regime became ancient, as well as examines cases in which achievement ...failed to match ambition.
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            ISBN 9780192853967
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2001
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            The Art of War

            The Art of War (Paperback, edition)

            By Tzu, Sun

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            HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

            ISBN 9780007420124
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2011
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Collins Classics
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            The Ultimate Weapon Is No Weapon

            The Ultimate Weapon Is No Weapon (Paperback)

            By Beebe, Shannon D.; Kaldor, Mary H.

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            The twenty-first century has seen millions unemployed. In this book, two authors brought together from distant points on the political spectrum by their concerns about the repercussions of violent political conflict on human lives, explain and explore a new idea for stabilising t...he dangerous neighborhoods of the world.
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            ISBN 9781586489540
            Released NZ 19 May 2011
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-first Century?
             

            Morality and War: Can War Be Just in the Twenty-first Century? (Hardback)

            By Fisher, David

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            A fresh analysis of the just war tradition that addresses key contemporary security challenges, including the changing nature of war, military pre-emption and torture, the morality of the Iraq war, and humanitarian intervention.

            ISBN 9780199599240
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Culture of Military Innovation: The Impact of Cultural Factors on the Revolution in Military Affairs in Russia, the US, and Israel.
             

            The Culture of Military Innovation: The Impact of Cultural Factors on the Revolution in Military Affairs in Russia, the US, and Israel. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Adamsky, Dima

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            One would expect that countries accustomed to similar technologies would undergo analogous changes in their perception of and approach to warfare. However, the intellectual history of the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) in Russia, the US, and Israel indicates the opposite. T...his title deals with this topic.
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            ISBN 9780804769525
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2010
            Publisher Inbooks
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            War and the Transformation of Global Politics
              

            War and the Transformation of Global Politics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jabri, V.

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            Drawing on critical social and political thought, this book argues that late modern wars, often referred to as 'liberal', may be interpreted as perpetuating forms of exclusion and domination that render war a tool of control in global terms.

            ISBN 9780230251816
            Released NZ 9 Apr 2010
            Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
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            Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency
             

            Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency (Paperback)

            Edited by Kelly, John D.; Jauregui, Beatrice; Mitchell, Sean T.; Walton, Jeremy

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            Global events of the early twenty-first century have placed stress on the relationship among anthropology, governance, and war. This title includes the essays that consider how anthropologists can, should, and do respond to military overtures, and articulate anthropological persp...ectives on global war and power relations.
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            ISBN 9780226429946
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2010
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Legitimising the Use of Force in International Politics: Kosovo, Iraq and the Ethics of Intervention
             

            Legitimising the Use of Force in International Politics: Kosovo, Iraq and the Ethics of Intervention (Paperback)

            By Bjola, Corneliu

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            This book aims to examine the conditions under which the decision to use force can be reckoned as legitimate in international relations. Drawing on communicative action theory, it provides a provocative answer to the hotly contested question of how to understand the legitimacy of... the use of force in international politics. The use of force is one of the most critical and controversial aspects of international politics. Scholars and policy-makers have long tried to develop meaningful standards capable of restricting the use of force to a legally narrow yet morally defensible set of circumstances. However, these standards have recently been challenged by concerns over how the international community should react to gross human rights abuses or to terrorist threats. This book argues that current legal and moral standards on the use of force are unable to effectively deal with these challenges. The author argues that the concept of 'deliberative legitimacy', understood as the non-coerced commitment of an actor to abide by a decision reached through a process of communicative action, offers the most appropriate framework for addressing this problem. The theoretical originality and empirical value of the concept of deliberative legitimacy comes fully into force with the examination of two of the most severe international crises from the post Cold War period: the 1999 NATO intervention in Kosovo and the 2003 US military action against Iraq. This book will be of much interest to students of international security, ethics, international law, discourse theory and IR. Corneliu Bjola is SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow with the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto, and has a PhD in International Relations.
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            ISBN 9780415619240
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2011
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Contemporary Security Studies
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            Ethics and the Use of Force: Just War in Historical Perspective
             

            Ethics and the Use of Force: Just War in Historical Perspective (Hardback, New edition)

            By Johnson, James Turner; Series edited by Hensel, Professor Howard M.

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            Highlighting the just war tradition in historical perspective, this title looks at contemporary implications drawn out in the context of several important contemporary debates: within the field of religion, including both Christian and Islamic thought; within the field of debate ...related to the international law of armed conflicts; and, more.
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            ISBN 9781409418573
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2011
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Justice, International Law and Global Security
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