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CQ Press Releases 2nd Book in "Correlates of War"
Series: Resort to War: 1816-2007

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (February 25, 2010) - CQ Press has just released Resort to War: 1816-2007. This much-anticipated book explores more than 850 wars using authoritative, highly standardized, and systematic coding methods.

Resort to War lists and categorizes all the violent conflicts that have had 1,000 or more annual battle deaths and provides an insightful analysis of each struggle. The volume distinguishes between traditional inter-state war, the phenomenon of extra-state war (as evidenced by the Al-Qaeda-USA conflagration), intra-state war, and the new category of non-state ethnic wars.

After explaining how to determine what a "state" is and how to classify different types of wars, the authors describe each encounter and highlight major patterns across eras and regions, identifying which categories of war are becoming more or less prevalent over time, and revealing connections between the different types of war.

Resort to War is the definitive source for students and researchers examining patterns of international conflict, and the essential guide to the data, trends, and context of these violent encounters.

Resort to War, 1816-2007 is the second book in CQ Press's "Correlates of War" series. The series is based on the project of the same name that has promoted the systematic study of war by utilizing rigorous scientific analysis to identify its causes and precursors, and collecting data on conflicts between state, non-state, and intra-state actors since the end of the Napoleonic era.

Co-author Meredith Reid Sarkees is the President of Global Women's Leadership in International Security and serves as a consultant on women's leadership. She is also a faculty fellow at the Women & Politics Institute at American University. She and co-author Nancy E. McGlen wrote Women in Foreign Policy: the Insiders, a landmark study of women in the U.S. State Department and the Pentagon. She has been a long-time associate of the Correlates of War Project, and a co-author with its founder, J. David Singer.

Co-author Frank Wayman is professor of political science at the University of Michigan - Dearborn, president of the Faculty Research Club at the University of Michigan, and a long-time associate of the Correlates of War Project.



CQ Press is a leading publisher of books, directories, reference publications, and textbooks focusing on U.S. government, world affairs, communication, political science, and business, with a growing focus on digital content. Based in Washington DC, CQ Press is a division of SAGE, the world's leading independent academic and professional publisher (, and is known in classrooms, libraries, and professional markets for its objectivity, breadth and depth of coverage, and editorial excellence.

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