Contagion and war

lessons from the First World War

Authors / Contributors:
John A. Vasquez ; with the assistance of Emily E. Barrett
Place, publisher, year:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Physical Description:
xiii, 401 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Format:
Book
Online Access:
ID: 556267176
Content:
  • Part I. Theoretical Expectations -- 1. Contagion processes in the First World War -- 2. Research design -- Part II. Dyadic Case Analyses: History and Data -- 3. 1914: the local war and the first wave -- 4. 1915-1916: the second wave -- 5. 1917: the third wave -- Part III. Conclusions: Lessons from the First World War -- 6. The neutrals -- 7. How contagion actually worked
Abstract:
  • "John A. Vasquez explains the processes that cause the spread of interstate war by looking at how contagion worked to bring countries into the First World War. Analysing all the key states that declared war, the book is comprised of three parts. Part I lays out six models of contagion: alliances, contiguity, territorial rivalry, opportunity, 'brute force', economic dependence. Part II then analyses in detail the decision making of every state that entered the war from Austria-Hungary in 1914 to the United States and Greece in 1917. Part III has two chapters - the first considers the neutral countries, and the second concludes the book with an overarching theoretical analysis, including major lessons of the war and new hypotheses about contagion. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, conflict studies and international history, especially those interested in the spread of conflict, or the First World War"--
  • "Contagion and War John Vasquez explains the processes that cause the spread of interstate war by looking at how contagion worked to bring countries into the First World War. Analysing all the key states that declared war, the book is comprised of three parts. Part I lays out six models of contagion: alliances, contiguity, territorial rivalry, opportunity, 'brute force', economic dependence. Part II then analyses in detail the decision making of every state that entered the war from Austria-Hungary in 1914 to the United States and Greece in 1917. Part III has two chapters-- the first considers the neutral countries, and the second concludes the book with an overarching theoretical analysis, including major lessons of the war and new hypotheses about contagion. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, conflict studies and international history, especially those interested in the spread of conflict, or the First World War"--