the outbreak of the first world war structure politics and decision making

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The Outbreak Of The First World War

Author : Jack S. Levy
ISBN : 9781107042452
Genre : History
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Brings together leading historians and international relations scholars to debate the causes of the First World War.

Outbreak Of The First World War

Author : David Stevenson
ISBN : 0312165390
Genre : History
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This new book provides a synthesis of the latest historical, research into why in 1914 a Balkan conflict escalated into a general European war. It focuses on the decision-making of each power during the July-August crisis, and analyzes the role of economics, militarism, imperialism, and the international political system.

Why Nations Fight

Author : Richard Ned Lebow
ISBN : 9781139490139
Genre : Political Science
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Four generic motives have historically led states to initiate war: fear, interest, standing, and revenge. Using an original data set, Richard Ned Lebow examines the distribution of wars across three and a half centuries and argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, only a minority of these were motivated by security or material interest. Instead, the majority are the result of a quest for standing, and for revenge - an attempt to get even with states who had previously made successful territorial grabs. Lebow maintains that today none of these motives are effectively served by war - it is increasingly counterproductive - and that there is growing recognition of this political reality. His analysis allows for more fine-grained and persuasive forecasts about the future of war as well as highlighting areas of uncertainty.

Germany And The Two World Wars

Author : Andreas Hillgruber
ISBN : 0674353226
Genre : History
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One of the most hotly disputed topics in twentieth-century history has been Germany's share of responsibility—its "guilt"—for the outbreak of the two world wars. In this short, penetrating study, Europe's leading authority on German power politics clarifies the dispute and offers insight into this central question about modern Germany.

Helmuth Von Moltke And The Origins Of The First World War

Author : Annika Mombauer
ISBN : 0521791014
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A study of the influence of German Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke, 1906-1914.

The Russian Origins Of The First World War

Author : Sean McMeekin
ISBN : 9780674063204
Genre : History
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In a major reinterpretation, Sean McMeekin rejects the standard notion of the war’s beginning as either a Germano-Austrian pre-emptive strike or a miscalculation. The key to the outbreak of violence, he argues, lies in St. Petersburg. Russian statesmen unleashed the war through policy decisions based on imperial ambitions in the Near East.

An Improbable War

Author : Holger Afflerbach
ISBN : 9780857453105
Genre : History
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The First World War has been described as the "primordial catastrophe of the twentieth century." Arguably, Italian Fascism, German National Socialism and Soviet Leninism and Stalinism would not have emerged without the cultural and political shock of World War I. The question why this catastrophe happened therefore preoccupies historians to this day. The focus of this volume is not on the consequences, but rather on the connection between the Great War and the long 19th century, the short- and long-term causes of World War I. This approach results in the questioning of many received ideas about the war's causes, especially the notion of "inevitability."

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