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Global Militarization

1st Edition

By Peter Wallensteen


258 pages

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Repression, armed conflicts, interstate wars, the international arms trade, military regimes, and increasing worldwide military expenditures are all indications of one particularly significant development in world politics: global militarization. In this volume, an international group of scholars describe, explain, and evaluate the roots of this de

Table of Contents

Also of Interest -- Preface -- The State of the Art -- Military Formations and Social Formations: A Structural Analysis -- Global Militarization: Crucial Trends and Links -- Global Conflict Formations: Present Developments and Future Directions -- War and the Power of Warmakers in Western Europe and Elsewhere, 1600-1980 -- The Urban Type of Society and International War -- Local Experiences: Historical Dimensions -- Militarization in Thai Society -- Militarization and Political Institutions in Chile -- The Ghanaian Experiments with Military Rule -- The Search for Alternatives -- Defense Without Threat: Switzerland's Security Policy -- Conflict and Restraint: Poland, 1980-1982 -- Incompatibility, Militarization, and Conflict Resolution

About the Author

"Dr. Peter Wallensteen is associate professor of peace research at Uppsala University in Sweden. He served as a visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan in 1984 and is the author of Dilemmas of Economic Coercion: Sanctions in World Politics (1983). Dr. Johan Galtung is professor of peace and conflict research at the Science Center in Berlin. He is the author of Essays in Peace Research, Volumes 1-5 (1975-1980) and was the founder of the Journal of Peace Research. Dr. Carlos Portales is a researcher at FLACSO in Santiago, Chile, and teaches part time in the M.A. program of the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile."

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