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Peace and War: Armed Conflicts and International Order, 1648-1989 / Edition 1

Peace and War: Armed Conflicts and International Order, 1648-1989 / Edition 1

by Kalevi J. HolstiKalevi J. Holsti


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In this book, Professor Holsti approaches the study of the origins of war and the foundations of peace from a new perspective. He asks three interrelated questions. Which issues generate conflict? How have attitudes toward war changed? And, what attempts have been made historically to create international institutions and orders that can manage, control or prevent international conflicts? Starting with the peace treaties of Munster and Osnabruck of 1648, Kalevi Holsti examines 177 international wars. Through these, he identifies the variety of conflict-producing issues and how they, as well as the attitudes of policy makers to the use of force, have changed over the past 350 years. He demonstrates how the new orders established by the great peace-making efforts of 1648, 1713, 1815, 1919 and 1945 attempted to solve the issues of the past, yet few successfully anticipated those of the future. Indeed, some created the basis of new conflicts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521399296
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/28/1991
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series , #14
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. On the study of war; 2. Munster and Osnabruck: peace by pieces; 3. War and peace in the era of the heroic warriors, 1648-1713; 4. Act Two of the hegemony drama: the Utrecht settlements; 5. The lethal minuet: war and peace among the Princes of Christendom, 1715-1814; 6. Peace through equilibrium: the settlements of 1814-1815; 7. Conflict and consent, 1815-1914; 8. 1919: peace through democracy and covenant; 9. War as the aftermath of peace: international conflict 1918-1941; 10. Peace by policing; 11. The diversification of warfare: issues and attitudes in the contemporary international system; 12. Issues, war, and international theory; 13. The peacemakers: issues and international order; Bibliography; Additional data sources; Index.

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