© 1992

The Institution of War

  • Robert A. Hinde

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Aggression and the Institution of War

    1. Robert A. Hinde
      Pages 1-8
  3. The Nature of War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-12
    2. John Mueller
      Pages 13-29
    3. Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann
      Pages 47-61
    4. Ernest Gellner
      Pages 62-79
  4. The Institution of War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-86
    2. Stephen Sykes
      Pages 87-98
    3. John G. Collier
      Pages 121-132
    4. Christopher Greenwood
      Pages 133-147
    5. Robert A. Hinde
      Pages 148-154
    6. Scilla Elworthy
      Pages 192-228
    7. Robert A. Hinde
      Pages 244-246
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 247-253

About this book


War must be regarded as an institution which has evolved over time. If it's incidence is to be reduced, the forces that maintain it as an institution must be understood. In this book the nature of war and the factors that sustain it are considered from diverse perspectives - anthropology, history, political science, theology, philosophy, international law, economics, psychiatry and biology.


decision-making Institution Just War nationalism political science

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert A. Hinde
    • 1
  1. 1.St John’s CollegeCambridgeUK

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