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Según los autores , es difícil definir y predecir las guerras en las
RI porque las guerras no tienen una causa única o sencilla.LAs guerras
se han visto como el resultado de diversas fuerzas yprocesos que
operan en todos los niveles de análisis.

Resumen lectura según la pregunta:

Causas necesarias/causas suficientes(sufficients)
Niveles analisis ayudan a organizar estas causas.INDIVIDUAL LEVEL
Thquestion of why conflicts turn violent revolved round the familiar
issue of rationality. NEither of these theories holds up very well.


The domestica level ofanalysis draws attention to the characteristics
of states or societies that may make them more or less prone to use
violence in resolving conflicts. Few useful generalizations can be
madre about whatkinds of domestic society are more prone or less
prone to war. The dame society may change greatly over time.

This LEVEL explains war in terms of power relations amongmanir actors
in the international system and and are favoured by realists.
scholars use quantitive and statistical methods to test varios ideas
about international conflict.


Anumber of theories of war have been proposed.

One way of looking at international , deriving from realist
assumptions is to asssume that all states want maximum powerrelative
to other states. Conflicts then becomes a universal condition among
states, and they fight about power, status, and alliances in the

Why states want power?
Power gives statesspecific benefits. Most international conflicts
are about territorial borders, ethnic hatreds, revolutions, and so
forth. To understand the natur of international conflicts, including
theirpotential for becoming violent, One must study the underlying
interests and goals of the actors involved.

Many theories have been offered as general explanations about when
such forms of leverage...
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