Posted: September 18th, 2017
an institutional explanation of the causes of W.W.I (sources: lectures, Doyle, Fromkin). use this outline to write Institutional Explanations of WWI I. Plausible Causes.
use this outline to write
Institutional Explanations of WWI
I. Plausible Causes.
A. Regime Types
1. Warstate Manipulates Crisis for War (Germany)
B. Misperception (Information Failure)
1. Short-War Illusion (1890-1914)
C. Institutional Failure
1. Failure of the Better Bargain (Better than War)
2. Absent or Failed Institutions for International Conflict Resolution
D. Incomplete Information
1. Austria-Hungary, Russia, and the Problem of Deterrence and Bluffing
1. Did German Leaders Actively seek to cause or deepen July Crisis?
2. Did German Leaders manipulate Austria-Hungary or were they manipulated by “Blank Check” logic?
a. Only Major-Power Ally
3. Warstate or War-Starter?
Use reading resources only on here:
Fromkin, D. 2004. Europe’s Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914? Knopf. (Entire)
Doyle, M.W. 1997. Ways of War and Peace: Realism, Liberalism, and Socialism. Norton. (Sections)
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