The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics

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ILLUSTRATIONS
ILLUSTRATIONS
FIGURES
2.1.Potential state responses to major military innovations27
2.2."Ideal" state response to demonstration of major military innovation29
3.1.The diffusion of aircraft carriers and carrier warfare, 1918–200779
4.1.Initial data on the spread of nuclear weapons, 1945–2006116
4.2.Substantive impact of nuclear weapons possession on militarized dispute reciprocation130
5.1.Diffusion of batdefleet warfare, 1905–21150
6.1.Substantive relationship between organizational capital, religion, and the adoption of suicide terrorism188
6.2.Lowess robustness check of substantive results192
6.3.Suicide terrorism diffusion diagram, 1982–2006193
7.1.U.S. strategic beliefs about future warfare217
TABLES
2.1.Financial Intensity Drivers33
2.2.System-Level Diffusion Predictions40
2.3.Relationship between the Spread of Military Power and the Balance of Power49
2.4.Range of Possible Major Military Innovations, 1800-Present61
2.5.How Variation in Adoption Capacity Drives Case Selection63
3.1.Interwar Period Naval Strength, 1932 and 193978
3.2.Current Global Distribution of Aircraft Carriers80
4.1.Nuclear Weapons States, 1945–2002112
4.2A.Predicting the Diffusion of Nuclear Weapons in Stages: Creating a Nuclear Weapons Development Program117
4.2B.Predicting the Diffusion of Nuclear Weapons in Stages: Nuclear Weapons Acquisition118
4.2C.Predicting the Diffusion of Nuclear Weapons in Stages: Nuclear Weapons Acquisition Censored on Nuclear Weapons Program119

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Preface ix
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 1
  • Chapter 2 - A Theory of the Diffusion of Military Power 18
  • Chapter 3 - Carrier Warfare 65
  • Chapter 4 - The Nuclear Revolution 98
  • Chapter 5 - Battlefleet Warfare 134
  • Chapter 6 - Suicide Terrorism 166
  • Chapter 7 - Conclusion 208
  • Appendix 1 - Suicide Terrorism Group Linkages 227
  • Appendix 2 - Nuclear Diffusion Survival Model 232
  • Bibliography 237
  • Index 265
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