The New History of World War I and What It Means for International Relations Theory

@article{Lieber2007TheNH,
  title={The New History of World War I and What It Means for International Relations Theory},
  author={K. Lieber},
  journal={International Security},
  year={2007},
  volume={32},
  pages={155-191}
}
  • K. Lieber
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • International Security
  • World War I looms large in international relations theory. The core concepts of defensive realismthe security dilemma, spiral model, and offense-defense balancewere largely inspired by this single historical case, and evidence from the war is frequently used to test explanations built on those concepts. The new historiography of World War I, however, challenges many of the long-held assumptions about the origins of the conflict. Newly available evidence strongly suggests that German leaders… CONTINUE READING
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