Accession Number : AD0653175

Title :   SOME PATTERNS IN THE HISTORY OF VIOLENCE,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Denton,Frank H. ; Phillips,Warren

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The paper is aimed at describing systematic trends in the violence between political groups. The report is in two parts. Part one describes the formulation of an empirical test for the existence of (1) a short (15-30 year) term and (2) a long (80-120 year) term periodic fluctuation in the historical occurrence of war. The research described in part one is based, largely, on empirical (versus theoretical) generalizations. That is, not much concern is given to the 'why' of such patterns. The second part of the paper speculates about several possible reasons for these patterns. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WARFARE, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), HISTORY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, PROBABILITY, STATISTICAL DATA, THEORY

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE