Stopping Wars and Making Peace: Studies in International Intervention

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $157.38
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 21%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $157.38   
  • New (1) from $168.83   
  • Used (5) from $157.38   

Overview

During most of human history, war was a basic instrument of statecraft, considered, for the most part, a lawful, honorable, ennobling and even romantic pursuit. By contrast, peacemaking remained a marginal and indeed incongruous inter-state activity. A war would end when the belligerents ended it.

The experience of the twentieth century's two world wars has changed, at least, the official view. The introduction of ever more destructive weapons, the drastic escalation of civilian deaths and the economic and environmental devastation that modern war brought combined to forge an international legal impulse to stop, if not prevent wars, resolve ongoing conflicts and build peace.

Yet stopping a war though a useful, if not indispensable, step toward making peace, does not lead ineluctably to peace. Nor does the international community's interposition of "peace keepers"; their title notwithstanding, peace keepers only try to keep a stopped war stopped. Making peace is a separate operation, often applying some parts of the same armamentarium but in very different ways.

International efforts at stopping wars and making peace, in the era in which such initiatives have become lawful and virtuous, have proved remarkably unsuccessful, however. Yet the proliferation of ever more destructive weapons, the growing sense of insecurity and expectation of violence, the increasing difficulty of containing wars within a single arena, the threat of breakdown of order, with the prospect of epidemics and mass migration, all work to intensify the demand to stop wars and to make peace.

This volume explores these issues by analysing the theoretical literature on stopping wars and making peace andits application to a number of concrete cases., including Rwanda, Mozambique and Thailand. In each case one conflict and the efforts that had been undertaken to stop it and transform it into a peace system are reviewed. An effort is made to draw general lessons that might be learned from the incident studied, extracting guidelines and principles which might serve those called upon to stop wars and make peace, and offering a number of instructive points.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004178557
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/7/2009
  • Series: International Humanitarian Law Series , #27
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

W. Michael Reisman is the Myres S. McDougal Professor of International Law at the Yale Law School.

Kristen Eichensehr, Yale Law School ’08, holds an M. Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. in Government from Harvard University. She has worked in academic and nongovernmental organization settings on a variety of use of force and post-conflict reconstruction issues.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Notes on Contributors; Introduction;
Chapter 1 War-Stopping Techniques in the Falklands Christina Parajon;
Chapter 2 Nagorno Karabakh: A War without Peace Nicholas W. Miller;
Chapter 3 War and Peace in Rwanda Tom Dannenbaum;
Chapter 4 War-Stopping and Peacemaking during the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) Colby E. Barrett;
Chapter 5 Separatist Insurgency in Southern Thailand: An Approach to Peacemaking Jonathan Ross-Harrington;
Chapter 6 War-Stopping and Peacemaking in Mozambique Caroline A. Gross;
Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)