The Resource The games of July : explaining the Great War, (electronic resource)

The games of July : explaining the Great War, (electronic resource)

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The games of July : explaining the Great War
Title
The games of July
Title remainder
explaining the Great War
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Language
eng
Summary
World War I plays a central role in many of the theoretical debates among scholars of international politics. Taking advantage of recent advances in game theory and the latest historiography, Frank C. Zagare offers a new and provocative interpretation of the events that led to the outbreak of a world war in August 1914. He analyzes key events from Bismarck's surprising decision in 1879 to enter into a strategic alliance with Austria-Hungary; to the British attempt to ensure peace; to the German invasion of Belgium and France; and finally, to the escalation that culminated in a full-scale global war. Zagare concludes that, while the war was most certainly unintended, it was in no sense accidental. Along the way, key decision makers in all the pertinent capitals made calculated choices that may have been wrongheaded but that were also rational. Yet, until the very end, the war was not inevitable. There were alternative rational courses that did not necessarily imply conflict. With different leaders or with different policies, the war could have been averted. The Games of July serves not only as an analytical narrative but also as a work of theoretical assessment. Standard realist and liberal explanations of the Great War are evaluated along with a collection of game-theoretic models known as Perfect Deterrence Theory
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DKDLA
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Zagare, Frank C
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D511
LC item number
.Z34 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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ebrary
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  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World politics
  • World politics
  • War
  • World politics
  • HISTORY
  • Eerste Wereldoorlog
  • Weltkrieg
  • Vorgeschichte
  • Ursache
  • Weltkrieg
  • Vorgeschichte
  • Ursache
Label
The games of July : explaining the Great War, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Theoretical underpinnings -- pt. 2. Explaining the Great War -- pt. 3. Endgame
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 214 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780472051168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)792935188
  • (OCoLC)ocn792935188
Label
The games of July : explaining the Great War, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Theoretical underpinnings -- pt. 2. Explaining the Great War -- pt. 3. Endgame
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 214 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780472051168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)792935188
  • (OCoLC)ocn792935188

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