Victorious and Vulnerable: Why Democracy Won in the 20th Century and How it is Still Imperiled (Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society)

Victorious and Vulnerable: Why Democracy Won in the 20th Century and How it is Still Imperiled (Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society)

By: Azar Gat (author)Hardback

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Azar Gat provides a politically and strategically vital understanding of the peculiar strengths and vulnerabilities that liberal democracy brings to the formidable challenges ahead. Arguing that the democratic peace is merely one manifestation of much more sweeping and less recognized pacifist tendencies typical of liberal democracies, Gat offers a panoramic view of their distinctive way in conflict and war.

About Author

Azar Gat is Ezer Weizman Professor of National Security at Tel Aviv University and the author of several books on war and military thought including War in Human Civilization (Oxford University Press), named by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the best books of 2006.

Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Why Democracy Won in the Twentieth Century Chapter 3 Chapter 2: The Ascent of Capitalist Parliamentarianism Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Free Trade or Imperialism? Chapter 5 Chapter 4: The Return of the Nondemocratic Great Powers Chapter 6 Chapter 5: The Modern Transformation and the Democratic Peace Chapter 7 Chapter 6: The Democracies' Way in Conflict Chapter 8 Chapter 7: Why Counterinsurgency Fails (with Gil Merom) Chapter 9 Chapter 8: Did Democracies Exterminate the Natives of North America and Australia? Chapter 10 Chapter 9: Unconventional Terror and the New World Disorder Chapter 11 Chapter 10: Conclusion: Strength and Vulnerablities Chapter 12 List of Liberal Democracies' Unique Behavioral Traits in Conflict Chapter 13 Notes Chapter 14 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781442201149
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 140
  • ID: 9781442201149
  • weight: 481
  • ISBN10: 1442201142

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