Ch 12: Views on War & Peace

About This Chapter

Explore different views on war and peace with this self-paced online chapter. You'll find engaging lessons and interactive quizzes that can help you boost your war and peace knowledge for exams, class assignments, essays and homework.

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

5 Lessons in Chapter 12: Views on War & Peace
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Balance of Power Theory in International Relations

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.

Hegemony: Definition & Examples

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.

Dependency Theory in Sociology: Definition & Examples

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.

Democratic Peace Theory: Definition & Overview

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.

Thucydides Trap: Definition, Theory & Historical Examples

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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