The First Fifty Years of Peace Research: A Survey and Interpretation, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The First Fifty Years of Peace Research

A Survey and Interpretation, 1st Edition

By David J. Dunn

Routledge

158 pages

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Peace research first emerged as an explicit academic area of study in the 1950s. Pioneers of peace research included Wright, Richardson and Lenz, and this book examines their contribution and that of the 'frontiersmen' who developed the study further, establishing peace research in its own right. Assessing the evolution, status and significance of peace research after fifty years, this novel and comprehensive book is relevant not only to students of peace research, but also to the developing debates within international relations and security studies. This is where there are real problems associated with the understanding of new problems and issues by reference to traditional concepts and categories. The book will attract a broad market in the fields of international relations, politics and social theory, as well as scholars in peace studies.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Setting the context; International relations: the first attempt at peace thinking?; The structure of peace research: from invisible to visible college; The journals: the means of peace research; The substantive content of peace research: an interpretation; Issues of significance; Observations in place of a conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General