The culmination of more than twenty years of research by Michael Brecher and Jonathan Wilkenfeld, this work analyzes crucial themes about crisis, conflict, and war and presents systematic knowledge about more than 400 crises, thirty-one protracted conflicts, and almost 900 state participants. The authors explore many aspects of conflict, including the ethnic dimension, the effect of different kinds of political regimes—notably the question whether democracies are more peaceful than authoritarian regimes—and the role of violence in crisis management.
This book will appeal to scholars in history, political science, sociology, and economics as well as policy makers interested in the causes and effects of crises in international relations. The rich data sets will serve researchers for years to come as they probe additional aspects of crisis, conflict, and war in international relations.
Brecher, Michael and Jonathan Wilkenfeld. 2000. A Study of Crisis. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. https://www.press.umich.edu/14982/study_of_crisis