This is a timely work which explores the validity of rational and subjective approaches to conflict resolution, considers the value of international law and organizations for addressing complex social phenomena, and outlines a structural approach to international conflicts. In addition it extends the analysis of conflict transformation to new issues on the international agenda, such as antagonism between urban and rural areas and threat to the environment.
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About the Author
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.