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  Educators Course Syllabi Politics, Pfaltzgraff- World Politics, Theory and Practice, 13

Week 13: Theories of Conflict: The Control of Armaments

 Topics for Reports:

  • Theories of Armaments as a Cause of Conflict
  • Theories of Conflict as a Cause of Armaments
  • Strategic Bargaining
  • Action-Reaction Models of Arms Competition and their Critics

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Basic Readings:

Dougherty, James E. and Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.
* Contending Theories of International Relations, Chs. 6-8
Klare, Michael T.
"The Next Great Arms Race," Foreign Affairs, Summer 1993.
Schelling, Thomas
Arms and Influence (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966), Chs. 1-3.
Selected Bibliography:
Bull, Hedley
The Control of the Arms Race (N.Y.: Praeger, 1961)
Burton, J.W.
Peace Theory: Preconditions of Disarmament (N.Y.: Knopf, 1962)
Child, James W.
Nuclear War: The Moral Dimension (New Brunswick, NJ, 1986)
Clark, Ian
Limited Nuclear War (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982)
Downs, George W. and David M. Rocke
Tacit Bargaining, Arms Races, and Arms Control (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993)
Freedman, Lawrence
The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983)
Halperin, Morton H.
Arms Control and Inadvertent General War (Washington, D.C.: Institute for Defense Analyses, 1962)
Henkin, Louis, ed.
Arms Control: Issues for the Public (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1961)
Howard, Michael E.
Studies in War and Peace (New York: Viking Press, 1971)
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Restraints on War (Cambridge: Oxford University Press, 1979)
Ikl‚, Fred
Every War Must End (New York: Columbia University Press, 1971)
Jastrow, Robert
How to Make Nuclear Weapons Obsolete (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1985)
Johnson, James Turner
Can Modern War Be Just? (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984)
Kintner, William R. and Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr.
SALT: Implications for Arms Control in the 1970s (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1973)
Krepon, Michael
Strategic Stalemate: Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control in American Politics (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984)
Lefever, Ernest W. and E. Stephen Hunt, eds.
The Apocalyptic Premise: Nuclear Arms Debated (Washington, DC: Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1982)
Levine, Robert A.
The Arms Debate (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1963)
Luard, Evan, ed.
Peace and Opinion (New York: Oxford University Press, 1962)
Mendlovitz, Saul H., ed.
Legal and Political Problems of World Order (New York: The Fund for Education Concerning World Peace Through World Law, 1962)
O'Brien, William V. and John Langan, eds.
The Nuclear Dilemma and the Just War Tradition (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1986)
Nye, Joseph S., Jr.
Nuclear Ethics (New York: Free Press, 1986)
Payne, Keith B.
Strategic Defense: "Star Wars" In Perspective (Lanham, MD: Hamilton Press, 1986)
Pfaltzgraff, Robert L., Jr., ed.
Contrasting Approaches to Strategic Arms Control (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, D.C. Heath and Company, 1974)
Rapoport, Anatol
"Lewis F. Richardson's Mathematical Theory of War," Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 1 (1957), pp.249-304
Richardson, Lewis F.
Arms and Insecurity (Chicago: Quadrangle, 1960)
"Mathematical Theory of War," The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 1 (1957)
Statistics of Deadly Quarrels (Pittsburgh: Boxwood Press, 1960)
Smoke, Richard
War: Controlling Escalation (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1977)
Tucker, Robert W.
The Nuclear Debate: Deterrence and the Lapse of Faith (New York: Holmes and Meier, 1985)
Wolfers, Arnold
The United States in a Disarmed World (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1961)
Woolsey, R. James, ed.

Nuclear Arms: Ethics, Strategy, Politics (San Francisco, CA: Institute for Contemporary Studies Press, 1984)