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The Resource Democratic militarism : voting, wealth, and war, Jonathan D. Caverley

Democratic militarism : voting, wealth, and war, Jonathan D. Caverley

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Democratic militarism : voting, wealth, and war
Title
Democratic militarism
Title remainder
voting, wealth, and war
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan D. Caverley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why are democracies pursuing more military conflicts, but achieving worse results? Democratic Militarism shows that a combination of economic inequality and military technical change enables an average voter to pay very little of the costs of large militaries and armed conflict, in terms of both death and taxes. Jonathan Caverley provides an original statistical analysis of public opinion and international aggression, combined with historical evidence from the late Victorian British Empire, the US Vietnam War effort, and Israel's Second Lebanon War. This book undermines conventional wisdom regarding democracy's exceptional foreign policy characteristics, and challenges elite-centered explanations for poor foreign policy. This accessible and wide ranging book offers a new account of democratic warfare, and will help readers to understand the implications of the revolution in military affairs"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.02/13
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ6385
LC item number
.C39 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in international relations
Series volume
131
Label
Democratic militarism : voting, wealth, and war, Jonathan D. Caverley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Sources of democratic military aggression; 2. Cost distribution and grand strategy; 3. Analyses of public opinion; 4. Analyses of arming and war; 5. British electoral reform and imperial overstretch; 6. Vietnam and the American way of small war; 7. Contemporary Israel; 8. Conclusion: strategy wears a dollar sign
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 306 pages
Isbn
9781107667372
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013046219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn870248143
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn889313074
Label
Democratic militarism : voting, wealth, and war, Jonathan D. Caverley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Sources of democratic military aggression; 2. Cost distribution and grand strategy; 3. Analyses of public opinion; 4. Analyses of arming and war; 5. British electoral reform and imperial overstretch; 6. Vietnam and the American way of small war; 7. Contemporary Israel; 8. Conclusion: strategy wears a dollar sign
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 306 pages
Isbn
9781107667372
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013046219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn870248143
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn889313074

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