The Peloponnesian War: Analyzing the Causes of War through Offense-Defense Theory

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/579481
Title:
The Peloponnesian War: Analyzing the Causes of War through Offense-Defense Theory
Authors:
Frey, Harrison Joseph
Abstract:
The purpose of this thesis is to determine the probable cause of the Peloponnesian War according to Offensive-Defensive Theory (ODT). This paper argues that Offensive-Defensive Theory, a tool of realism, can explain the causes of war. In the strictest sense, ODT is not actually a theory; it is a variation of structural realism and it is a key component of defensive realism. To an offensive-defensive theorist, the offense-defense balance is the major factor that determines and drives states’ behavior.
Affiliation:
Department of Political Science
Issue Date:
May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/579481
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en_US
Series/Report no.:
Spring; 2015
Appears in Collections:
Honors Program Theses

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFrey, Harrison Josephen
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-07T20:38:29Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-07T20:38:29Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/579481en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to determine the probable cause of the Peloponnesian War according to Offensive-Defensive Theory (ODT). This paper argues that Offensive-Defensive Theory, a tool of realism, can explain the causes of war. In the strictest sense, ODT is not actually a theory; it is a variation of structural realism and it is a key component of defensive realism. To an offensive-defensive theorist, the offense-defense balance is the major factor that determines and drives states’ behavior.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpringen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2015en
dc.subjectPeloponnesian Waren
dc.subjectOffensive-Defensive Theoryen
dc.subjectstructural realismen
dc.titleThe Peloponnesian War: Analyzing the Causes of War through Offense-Defense Theoryen_US
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Political Scienceen
dc.description.advisorHarrison Joseph, Craigen
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