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Darwin and international relations : on the evolutionary origins of war and ethnic conflict
Thayer, Bradley A.
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Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2004]

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xiv, 425 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction : recognizing Darwin's revolution -- Evolutionary theory and its application to social science -- Evolutionary theory, realism, and rational choice -- Evolutionary theory and war -- Implications of an evolutionary understanding of war -- Evolutionary theory and ethnic conflict -- Conclusion.
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A timely, eye-opening novel showing how war affects families on both sides.Ever since her brother Sef left for Iraq, Cassie has felt like her life is falling apart. Her parents are fighting over her brother having gone to war. Her smart, beautiful sister is messing up. Her little brother, who has Down syndrome, is pretending he's a Marine. And her best friend no longer has time for her. In her loneliness Cassie turns to a surprising source of comfort: Blue Sky, an Iraqi girl she meets through her blog. The girls begin a correspondence and Cassie learns that when Blue Sky says 'I want my life back, ' she means something profound, as she can no longer venture out in her destroyed city. Cassie takes strength from Blue Sky's courage and is inspired to stop running away from the pain, and to reclaim her life.

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Bradley A. Thayer is associate professor of political science at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Recognizing Darwin's Revolutionp. 1
1. Evolutionary Theory and Its Application to Social Sciencep. 22
2. Evolutionary Theory, Realism, and Rational Choicep. 60
3. Evolutionary Theory and Warp. 96
4. Implications of an Evolutionary Understanding of Warp. 153
5. Evolutionary Theory and Ethnic Conflictp. 219
Conclusionp. 266
Notesp. 278
Bibliographyp. 364
Indexp. 410