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Power and military effectiveness : the fallacy of democratic triumphalism, Michael C. Desch

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Power and military effectiveness : the fallacy of democratic triumphalism
Title
Power and military effectiveness
Title remainder
the fallacy of democratic triumphalism
Statement of responsibility
Michael C. Desch
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since 1815 democratic states have emerged victorious from most wars, leading many scholars to conclude that democracies are better equipped to triumph in armed conflict with autocratic and other non-representative governments" "Political scientist Michael C. Desch argues that the evidence and logic of the supposition, which he terms "democratic triumphalism, " are as flawed as the arguments for the long-held belief that democracies are inherently disadvantaged in international relations. Through comprehensive statistical analysis, a thorough review of two millennia of international relations and thought, and in-depth case-studies of modern-era military conflict, Desch finds that the problems that persist in prosecuting wars - from building up and maintaining support to holding up and the military and foreign policy elites in check - remain constant regardless of any given form of government." "Power and Military Effectiveness is an instructive reassessment of the increasingly popular belief that military success is one of democracy's many virtues. International relations scholars, policy makers, and military minds will be well served by its lessons."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Desch, Michael C.
Dewey number
355.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
U21.2
LC item number
.D349 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Strategy
  • Democracy
  • War
  • Military readiness
  • United States
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Power and military effectiveness : the fallacy of democratic triumphalism, Michael C. Desch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-225) and index
Contents
Democracy and victory : why democracy is not a liability -- Democracy and victory : why regime type hardly matters -- Democracy and the Russo-Polish War -- Democracy and Israel's military effectiveness -- Democracy and Britain's victory in the Falklands War -- Conclusions : If not democracy, then what?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 232 p.
Isbn
9780801888014
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007031884
Other physical details
ill., plans
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2069924-01umb_inst
  • 2049618
  • (OCoLC)163593901
Label
Power and military effectiveness : the fallacy of democratic triumphalism, Michael C. Desch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-225) and index
Contents
Democracy and victory : why democracy is not a liability -- Democracy and victory : why regime type hardly matters -- Democracy and the Russo-Polish War -- Democracy and Israel's military effectiveness -- Democracy and Britain's victory in the Falklands War -- Conclusions : If not democracy, then what?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 232 p.
Isbn
9780801888014
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007031884
Other physical details
ill., plans
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2069924-01umb_inst
  • 2049618
  • (OCoLC)163593901

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