Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Geoffrey Blainey has long been one of Australia’s most prominent, and at times has been his book ‘The Causes of War’, making him one of the more notable. After disposing, somewhat too neatly, of most of the historically popular “” explanations”” of what makes war break out, Blainey (Univ. of.

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Nunca antes li algo neste formato e gostei muito. Want to Read saving…. Quotes from Geofvrey Causes of War. Part 3 The elusive warmongers: Trivia About The Causes of War. War Peace and Neutrality.

Among the important takeaways are that an imbalance of power will lead to peace the “ladder” of power is clearthat war is a dispute about the measurement of power he contends it’s the best way to directly measure itand that it takes 2 to tango – interests in conflict and dispute over measurement of power lead to a situation where there is more to gain by fighting than by negotiation.

He has written over 36 and geoffrry the author of The Story of Australia’s People: He attended Wesley College and the Yeoffrey of Melbourne. Causes of war include economic conditions, seasons! Analyzing all international wars sincethis widely quoted work solves the riddle of why some wars are long and some are short, and demonstrates causea the outbreak of peace offers insight into the outbreak of war.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Blainey complains that different schools of academia often investigate the causes of war with a specific angle or hypothesis in mind and that due to this subjective viewpoint, frequently find conclusions that agree exactly with their predictions.

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The most interesting point is that there is often a predisposition to “blame” those who fight to change the status quo who “started” the war? The Abacus of Power. Jun 06, Roger rated it really liked cauzes Recommends it for: At the end of a war those rival expectations, initially so far apart, are so close to one another that terms of peace can be agreed upon.

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The Causes of War

In particular, the traditional conception of a “balance of power” is a far less stable condition between states than a clear preponderance of power. The Best Books of The first dogma to be jettisoned is the notion that “”a balance of power”” is the best guarantee for international amity.

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Geoffrey Blainey’s The Causes of War

Some of the more interesting among these are: Most current explanations of war, however, rest on these errors. Alex Ilushik rated it did not like it Mar 08, In order to fully comprehend the causes of war, Blainey states, one must also examine the causes of peace. His thesis rests on the premise that “”war itself is a dispute about measurements”” of international power; fighting erupts when a nation’s “”diplomatic currency is overvalued””; peace on the other hand “”breaks out”” when the combatants have reached rough agreement about their relative strength.


Feb 20, Eleanore rated it liked it. After disposing, somewhat too neatly, of most of the historically popular “”explanations”” of what makes war break out, Blainey Univ.

I found some chapters very informative and others I found hard to read. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Apr 25, Marcus rated it it was amazing.

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Jan 24, Cassie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Proving that war and peace are alternating phases of a relationship between rival nations, it offers a crucial, new understanding of international wr conflict.

This may not sound very startling, but Blainey presses onward for more “”clues”” and comes up with some disconcerting evidence.

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