The Quest for Peace: Transcending Collective Violence and War among Societies, Cultures and States

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Unfailingly thorough, The Quest for Peace provides a lucid analysis of the nature of war and peace. It offers a sober account of the possibilities of transcending collective violence to achieve a peace based on liberty and justice.

The interdisciplinary and international collection of contributions provide a broad perspective, covering psychological, anthropological, political, economic and sociological aspects of warfare. They look at the ...

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Unfailingly thorough, The Quest for Peace provides a lucid analysis of the nature of war and peace. It offers a sober account of the possibilities of transcending collective violence to achieve a peace based on liberty and justice.

The interdisciplinary and international collection of contributions provide a broad perspective, covering psychological, anthropological, political, economic and sociological aspects of warfare. They look at the dynamic structural, cultural and ecological causes of collective violence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803980341
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/1/1987
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 8.78 (h) x 1.06 (d)

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Raimo V[um]ayrynen is a Professor of International Relations at the University of Helsinki and Dean of its Social Science Faculty. He is also Chair of the Finnish Social Science Research Council and a member of the Council of the United Nations University. He has published primarily on international relations theory, historical changes in international relations and international security issues.

The ISSC Issue Group on Peace chaired by Raimo V[um]yrynen, was set up in 1984. Its aims are to facilitate systematic cooperation between all the social science disciplines in understanding and explaining peace and conflict in the world.

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Table of Contents

Secretary-General of the United Nations - Javier P[ac]erez de Cu[ac]ellar
Foreword
Preface - International Social Science Council
THEORETICAL INTRODUCTION
Transcending Collective Violence, the Civilizing Process, and the Peace Problem - Dieter Senghaas
VIOLENCE, HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS AND SOCIAL EVOLUTION
Human Consciousness and Violence - Antti Eskola
Cultural Perspectives on War - Carol J Greenhouse
Peace and the Evolutionary Process - Kenneth E Boulding
WAR AND PEACE IN THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM
Peace and War in Modern Times - F M Hinsley
Global Power Dynamics and Collective Violence - Raimo V[um]ayrynen
The Inadmissibility of War in the Nuclear Age - A Chubaryan and B Marushkin
War, Interdependence and Functionalism - Ernst B Haas
Peace through Emerging International Law - Jost Delbr[um]uck
Lessons from 'Disarmament' Negotiations - Yoshikazu Sakamoto
MILITARY, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DYNAMICS
Conflict Escalation and Conflict Dynamics - Anatol Rapoport
Peace, Violence and War - Karl W Deutsch
Roots of War - Nazli Choucri and Robert C North
The Master Variables
An Economic Contribution to the Analysis of War and Peace - Christian Schmidt
INEQUALITY AND VIOLENCE
REGIONAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES
The Geography of Violence and Premature Death - R J Johnston, J O'Loughlin and P J Taylor
A World-Systems Approach
Arms, Technology, Violence and the Global Military Order - Giri Deshingkar
Transforming the International Order - Jos[ac]e A Silva Michelena
Options for Latin America
Violence in the Third World - Soedjatmoko
TRANSCENDING VIOLENCE
Peace Movements in Industrial Societies - Nigel Young
Genesis, Evolution, Impact
Learning Peace - Elise Boulding
Peace and the World as Inter-Civilizational Interaction - Johan Galtung

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