The Outbreak of the First World War: Structure, Politics, and…

The Outbreak of the First World War: Structure, Politics, and Decision-Making
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: 2014-05-26
ISBN-10: 1107042453
ISBN-13: 9781107042452
Language: English
Pages: 320
Added: 2014-11-14 10:00:12

The First World War had profound consequences both for the evolution of the international system and for domestic political systems. How and why did the war start? Offering a unique interdisciplinary perspective, this volume brings together a distinguished group of diplomatic historians and international relations scholars to debate the causes of the war. Organized around several theoretically based questions, it shows how power, alliances, historical rivalries, militarism, nationalism, public opinion, internal politics, and powerful personalities shaped decision-making in each of the major countries in the lead up to war. The emphasis on the interplay of theory and history is a significant contribution to the dialogue between historians and political scientists, and will contribute to a better understanding of the war in both disciplines. Show more Show less e96681aa8e6db6340fe9a31b51cbd5b3

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