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The Resource Democratic militarism : voting, wealth, and war, Jonathan D. Caverley, (electronic resource)

Democratic militarism : voting, wealth, and war, Jonathan D. Caverley, (electronic resource)

Label
Democratic militarism : voting, wealth, and war
Title
Democratic militarism
Title remainder
voting, wealth, and war
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan D. Caverley
Creator
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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Caverley, Jonathan D
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in international relations
Series volume
131
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politics and war
  • Democracy
  • War
  • War
  • War
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Lebanon War, 2006
  • Great Britain
Label
Democratic militarism : voting, wealth, and war, Jonathan D. Caverley, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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
Control code
ssj0001268157
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107667372
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013046219
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001268157
Label
Democratic militarism : voting, wealth, and war, Jonathan D. Caverley, (electronic resource)
Publication
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
Control code
ssj0001268157
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107667372
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013046219
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001268157

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