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Department
Political Science
Course
POLS 2940
Professor
Elizabeth Dauphinee
Semester
Fall

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th Thursday February 14 War/violence Why does the military dominate the question of security. Man, the state, war What causes war? 3 “images”(explanations). Liberal idea that citizens of democratic states dint want to go to war(persists today) Man: human nature to cause war and conflict. Suggests that something biological produces war(waltz disagrees) If our violent nature is not a cause of war, the state is a cause of war. What kind of state is it? Many scholars believe the state causes war. The kind of state matters(waltz disagrees) Democratic peace theory- democratic peace theorists argue liberal democratic states have never gone to war with one another. Best way to create peace is to spread liberal democracy(by force if necessary). This belief is accepted by Ca
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