Accession Number : AD0622421

Title :   SOME REGULARITIES IN INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT, 1820-1949,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Denton,F. H.

Report Date : SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The paper reports on an exploratory statistical analysis into what is essentially the domain of political science theory. The goal in this research was to detect and summarize regularities in the perceived 'causes' of large scale conflict between social groups (war) from 1820 to 1949. The approach was largely inductive in nature with only a loosely formed theory guiding the selection and analysis of the historical record on conflict during this time. In contrast to the historian who tends to look for the unique and uncommon, this research effort was guided by a desire to detect the common, the recurring aspects of large scale social violence.

Descriptors :   (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, WARFARE), (*WARFARE, HISTORY), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, SOCIAL SCIENCES, ECONOMICS, CULTURE, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE