"Domestic Coalitions, Internationalization, and War: Then and Now"

Author
Etel Solingen
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
International Security
Volume
38
Issue Number
4
Publication Date
Spring 2014
Institution
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Abstract
The sources of World War I are numerous and widely studied. Some scholars have argued that they are underdetermining individually but overdetermining collectively. The purpose of this article is not to fuel the battle among theories claiming complete explanatory power, but rather to examine some lessons for contemporary international relations. Much of the recent commentary on the war's centenary evokes similarities between Germany in 1914 and China in 2014, and between globalization then and now. There are crucial differences on both accounts, however.
Topic
International Relations, Security, War
Political Geography
China, Germany