By Paul F. Diehl
A street Map to warfare advances the research of geopolitics considerably and gives a most appropriate instance of cumulative and leading edge study from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. (John O'Louglin) An surprisingly coherent set of essays. A street Map to conflict succeeds admirably in its goal of explaining the position that territory performs within the conceptualization, escalation, recurrence, answer, and way forward for militarized clash. (Harvey Starr) Territorial issues are generally a primary section of foreign clash. historical past is replete with examples, from negotiations approximately disputed borders to overt conflict over components wealthy with average assets. certainly, the function of territorial concerns in clash among states is basically assumed. despite the fact that, there was little scholarship committed particularly to the the most important position of territoriality in overseas clash. A street Map to warfare: Territorial Dimensions of foreign clash considers the function of territory within the initiation, evolution, escalation, and determination of interstate clash and encompasses a lot of the state-of-the-art study within the region of geography and foreign clash. subject matters fluctuate from an exam of overseas legislation in territorial conflicts to an empirical research of the equity of the Camp David accords, yet the entire essays deal with a coherent subject: that conflicts related to an important territorial part are extra harmful than different disputes, yet with the good news that such conflicts should be resolved peacefully. students of overseas clash, peace learn, and geography will locate this publication major for the research and perform of diplomacy.
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Vanderbilt University Press and its editor Charles Backus nurtured and improved the project, and I benefited from the suggestions of two anonymous reviewers whose ideas helped broaden and deepen the collection. Finally, Phyllis Koerner was instrumental in preparing yet another manuscript of mine, with good humor and efficiency amid rushed deadlines and sometimes mystifying computer formats. Page viii INTRODUCTION TERRITORY AND INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT: AN OVERVIEW Paul F. Diehl Territory has always been considered a central part of international relations theory, in particular the study of international conflict.
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A Road Map to War: Territorial Dimensions of International Conflict by Paul F. Diehl