Peace: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | November 10, 2014

byOliver P. Richmond

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The concept of peace has always attracted radical thought, action, and practices. It has been taken to mean merely an absence of overt violence or war, but in the contemporary era it is often used interchangeably with 'peacemaking', 'peacebuilding', 'conflict resolution', and 'statebuilding'.The modern concept of peace has therefore broadened from the mere absence of violence to something much more complicated. In this Very Short Introduction, Oliver Richmond explores the evolution of peace in practice and in theory, exploring our modern assumptions about peace and the various different interpretations of its applications.

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The concept of peace has always attracted radical thought, action, and practices. It has been taken to mean merely an absence of overt violence or war, but in the contemporary era it is often used interchangeably with 'peacemaking', 'peacebuilding', 'conflict resolution', and 'statebuilding'.The modern concept of peace has therefore br...

Oliver Richmind is a Research Professor at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute and the Department of Politics, Manchester University. He has lectured and conducted research in universities around the world, and published widely in the area of international relations, peace and conflict studies. His recent publications incl...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.07 inPublished:November 10, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199656002

ISBN - 13:9780199656004

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Introduction: The multiple dimensions of peace1. A brief history of debates and practices of peace2. Modern assumptions about peace3. A victors' peace and beyond4. The constitutional peace5. The institutional peace6. A civil peace7. Liberal peacebuilding and statebuilding8. Hybrid forms of peaceConclusion