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The Behavioral Origins of War
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In The Behavioral Origins of War, D. Scott Bennett and Allan C. Stam analyze systemic, binary, and individual factors in order to evaluate a wide variety of theories about the origins of war. Challenging the view that theories of war are nothing more than competing explanations for observed behavior, this expansive study incorporates variables from multiple theories and thus accounts for war's multiplicity of causes. While individual theories offer partial explanations for international conflict, only a valid set of theories can provide a complete explanation. Bennett and Stam's unconventional yet methodical approach opens the way for cumulative scientific progress in international relations. D. Scott Bennett is Professor of Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University. Allan C. Stam is Associate Professor in the Government Department at Dartmouth College.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface & Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. 1 TOWARD A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OFTHEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 2. Comparative Hypothesis Testing and Some Limits to Knowledge
  2. pp. 15-34
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  1. 3. Choosing and Testing the Arguments: The Practice and Pitfalls of Comparative Hypothesis Testing
  2. pp. 35-69
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  1. 4. Arguments and Operational Measures
  2. pp. 70-106
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  1. 5. Findings
  2. pp. 107-164
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  1. 6. Assessing a Model's Reliability Across Space and Time
  2. pp. 165-199
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  1. 7. Conclusion
  2. pp. 200-222
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  1. Appendix A - Data Development and Cumulation for International Relations: EUGene
  2. pp. 223-231
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  1. Appendix B - Measuring Expected Utility
  2. pp. 232-248
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 249-256
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 257-276
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 277-289
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