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Causation of War - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive chapter on international politics describes the causation of war. As you progress through this chapter, you'll explore the causes of war at the individual, state and system levels. You'll be able to reinforce your understanding of these topics by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. You can revisit the lessons as many times as needed, and our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have. Upon completion of the chapter, you'll be equipped to:
- Recognize the three levels of war causation
- Explain the causation of war at the individual level
- Describe the politically-driven causes of war at the state level
- Evaluate examples of system-level causations of war
1. Causation of War: Individual, State & System
Why does war occur? The answer to that could save billions of lives, so it's worth thinking about. In this lesson, we'll examine one of the dominant theories and examine three causes of war.
2. Causation of War at the State Level
What causes wars has been a topic of wide discussion for centuries, employing the brightest political, scientific, and philosophical minds. While there are many possible causes for war at the state level, some are recognized as more likely and frequent.
3. Causation of War at the System Level
Could a global government prevent war? Does sharing power between countries prevent or encourage war? Can war be averted with moral institutions? In this lesson, we'll look at these questions and see how the international system impacts war.
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