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By Thomas Mahnken,Joseph Maiolo,David Stevenson

This quantity presents the 1st finished heritage of the palms racing phenomenon in sleek foreign politics, drawing either on theoretical techniques and at the most modern old study. Written by means of a global staff of experts, it really is divided into 4 sections: earlier than 1914; the inter-war years; the chilly battle; and extra-European and post-Cold struggle fingers races. Twelve case reports study land and naval armaments prior to the 1st global battle; air, land, and
naval pageant throughout the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties; and nuclear in addition to traditional guns on the grounds that 1945. Armaments guidelines are positioned in the context of technological improvement, overseas politics and international relations, and social politics and economics. a longer common advent and
conclusion and introductions to every part supply coherence among the really expert chapters and draw out wider implications for policymakers and for political scientists. fingers Races in overseas Politics addresses key questions: what motives palms races, and what's the relationship among hands races and the outbreak of wars?

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