Peace Studies: Critical Concepts in Political Science
4 Volume Set (Critical Concepts in Political Science Series)
September 22, 2005
Editor: Matthew Evangelista, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1993-1996
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security
The set reprints key scholarship in peace studies—an academic field which emerged during the Cold War to address the nature and sources of interstate and internal conflict, as well as the methods to prevent this conflict and deal with its consequences.
As the papers in this set show, peace studies, much like political science itself, is an interdisciplinary field, built upon contributions from psychology, sociology, history and economics among others. It differs from related fields, such as strategic studies or security studies, in its implicit normative and teleological orientation: an expectation that scholarly research can contribute to reducing the sources of conflict to produce a more just and peaceful world.
- Socially-Sanctioned and Non-Sanctioned Violence: On the Role of Moral Beliefs in Causing and Preventing War
- The Flawed Logic of Democratic Peace Theory
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Document Length: 1832 pp.