First published in 1999, this volume analyses the conditions related not only to physical violence, but also to domination sustained by cultural norms, development practice and environmental policies. Peace research can be established as an integrative project by developing a conceptually coherent map which helps to reveal the locations and sources of violence, examine strategies to deal with them and illuminate structural transitions to a non-hierarchical world order. The themes in various chapters of this book can be submerged under the disciplinary goal of peace research which links the management and prevention of violent conflicts to non-violent structural transformations.
Part 1. Introduction. 1. Peace Research and International Relations. Ho-Won Jeong. 2. The Expanding Tool Chest for Peacebuilders. Chadwick F. Alger. Part 2. Understanding War. 3. Identity and the Outbreak of War. Iver B. Neumann. 4. War and Globality: The Role and Character of War in the Global Transition. Martin Shaw. Part 3. Approaches to Peace. 5. From Arms to Disarmament Races: Disarmament Dynamics after the Cold War. Bjørn Møller. 6. Conflict Resolution Roles in International Peacekeeping Missions. Daniel Druckman, James A. Wall and Paul F. Diehl. 7. From Conflict Resolution to Conflict Transformation: A Critical Review. Raimo Väyrynen. 8. Preventing Conflict Escalation: Uncertainty and Knowledge. Dan Smith. 9. Self-Determination and Minority Rights. Jennifer Jackson Preece. 10. Linking Conflict to Environmental Security. Ho-Won Jeong and Jyrki Kälönen. 11. Postdevelopment: Beyond the Critique of Development. Arturo Escobar and Ho-Won Jeong. 12. What is Peace Culture? Michael N. Nagler. Part 4. Transformation of Global Order. 13. Human Needs and the State. Dov Ronen. 14. The Emergence of Regional Civil Society: Contributions to a New Human Security Agenda. Timothy M. Shaw and Sandra J. MacLean. 15. Globalisation, Class and Cultural Identity at the End of Hegemony. Jonathan Friedman.
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