July 9, 2009

Causes of War

Sobek asserts that there is no single cause for war. What causes war in one case may prompt a peaceful solution in another. Instead, he asserts that scholars must look to multi-factor explanations to understand the causes of war. Using many examples from the 19th through the 21st century, Sobek demonstrates how both domestic causes and international factors push nation states toward conflict. Considering them in a separate category, Sobek also analyzes civil war and terrorism, as well as other examples of asymmetric warfare.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

The Causes of War
David Sobek
U 21.2. S6475 2009