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Author Sharp, Walter Gary
Title Democracy and deterrence : foundations for an enduring world peace / Walter Gary Sharp, Sr
Imprint Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. : Air University Press, [2008]

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USMA CIRCULATING BOOKS   U21.2 .S42 2008 DUE 04-30-09

Descript xvi, 270 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note "May 2008."
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-263) and index
Contents Liberal democracy and its global influence -- Conventional theories of war and war avoidance -- The democratic peace principle -- War avoidance through incentives and deterrence -- A validation of the incentive theory of war avoidance -- Correlative values of democracy -- Conclusion: Democracy and deterrence in the twenty-first century
Summary [Examines] "the causes of warfare in the context of a deterrence model, or, specifically, the deterrence factors inherent in the checks and balances of a democratic state and the absence of such factors in the nondemocratic state....Sharp analyzes the concepts in [John Norton] Moore's seminal work [Solving] the War Puzzle (2005 [i.e 2004]), which describes Moore's incentive theory of war avoidance" -- Forward (ix)
Subject War -- Prevention
War -- Causes
Deterrence (Strategy)
Conflict management
Democracy
Peace
Moore, John Norton. Solving the war puzzle
Alt Author Air University (U.S.)
ISBN/ISSN 9781585661800 (pbk.)
1585661805 (pbk.)


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