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Views on War & Peace - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive chapter examines various theories regarding war and peace. Our expert instructors will help you define and explain theories including the balance of power theory, dependency theory and the democratic peace theory. You'll also take a look at relevant examples of the Thucydides trap and hegemony. You can access these lessons at any time using your computer or mobile device. We've also included self-assessment quizzes to help you reinforce your understanding of these war and piece views. Reviewing this series of lessons can help you:
- Explain the balance of power theory
- Recognize the effects of hegemony
- Define the dependency theory
- Summarize the democratic peace theory
- Evaluate historical examples of the Thucydides trap
1. Balance of Power Theory in International Relations
In this lesson, you will learn about the balance of power theory in international relations. You will look at examples of its application in the past century.
2. Hegemony: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn about hegemony and its effects. We will begin by defining the term and we will go on to study examples from throughout history and analyze the characteristics of hegemony.
3. Dependency Theory in Sociology: Definition & Examples
Not all countries have reached the level of industrialization of the United States and Europe. Dependency theory offers an explanation of this phenomenon. Though out of favor with modern scholars, this theory still helps fill in the gaps between competing theories.
4. Democratic Peace Theory: Definition & Overview
There are many theories to explain why nations go to war, but how about one which explains why they don't? In this lesson, we'll check out the democratic peace theory and see how it has been applied in history.
5. Thucydides Trap: Definition, Theory & Historical Examples
Thucydides was an ancient Greek historian. So, what can he teach us about modern international relations? In this lesson, we'll examine the Thucydides Trap, and see how ancient history can help us prevent future wars.
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