Stable Peace Among Nations

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This book builds on the original conceptualization of stable peace by Kenneth Boulding and adds contemporary theoretical and empirical understandings of its nature, causes, conditions, dimensions, and prospects for consolidation and expansion. In original research, fifteen international scholars assess the policy relevance of stable peace for the Middle East peace process and for the future of Europe.

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Editorial Reviews

from the Foreword by Alexander L. George
What I have been suggesting is that it is best to regard the 'democratic peace' phenomenon as a subset of the broader general phenomenon of stable peace. In this connection, I would like to raise the question whether stable peace is possible only and has occurred only between countries that are democracies. A more comprehensive research program would look for historical cases of stable peace between countries that are not democracies, or between states only one of which is a democracy. Some of the research on 'zones of peace' by Professor Arie Kacowicz reported in his earlier publications and referred to in this volume moves in this direction. It is important to apply the distinction between conditional and stable peace also in such studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742501805
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Arie M. Kacowicz is senior lecturer in international relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov is Giancarlo Elia Valori professor of international relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and director of the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations. Ole Elgström is associate professor of political science at Lund University, Sweden. Magnus Jerneck is associate professor of political science at Lund University, Sweden.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Stable Peace: A Conceptual Framework Chapter 2 Domestic Political Sources of Stable Peace: The Great Powers, 1815-1854 Chapter 3 The International, Regional, and Domestic Sources of Regional Peace Chapter 4 Pieces of Maximal Peace: Common Identities, Common Enemies Chapter 5 The Cognitive Dimension of Stable Peace Chapter 6 Stable Peace through Security Communities? Steps towards Theory-Building Chapter 7 Birds of a Feather? On the Intersections of Stable Peace and Democratic Peace Research Programs Chapter 8 The Economic Aspects of Stable Peace-Making Chapter 9 Issue Treatment and Stable Peace: Experiences from Boundary Agreements Chapter 10 From Adaptation to Foreign Policy Activism: Sweden as a Promoter of Peace? Chapter 11 Stable Peace in South America: The ABC Triangle: 1979-1999 Chapter 12 Israel-Egypt Peace as Stable Peace? Chapter 13 Stable Peace in Europe Chapter 14 Stable Peace in Mitteleuropa: The German-Polish Hinge Chapter 15 Stable Peace: Conclusions and Extrapolations

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