The Transformation of Peace

Paperback | August 15, 2007

byOliver P. Richmond

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This book examines the transformation of the discourse and praxis of peace, from its early beginnings in the literature on war and power, to the development of intellectual and theoretical discourses of peace. This is contrasted with the development of practical approaches to peace, including international and civil society organizations focusing on disarmament and later on humanitarian issues. Oliver Richmond examines the intellectual and policy evolution that has led to the transformation of peace into humanitarian intervention, and intervention for governance purposes.

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This book examines the transformation of the discourse and praxis of peace, from its early beginnings in the literature on war and power, to the development of intellectual and theoretical discourses of peace. This is contrasted with the development of practical approaches to peace, including international and civil society organizatio...

OLIVER P. RICHMOND is a Professor in International Relations and Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of St. Andrews.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.63 inPublished:August 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230554075

ISBN - 13:9780230554078

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Table of Contents

List of Figures * Acknowledgements * Abstract * Preface * Introduction * PART I: APPROACHES TO PEACE * Towards the Liberal Peace * Towards Peace-as-Governance * Towards the Peacebuilding Consensus * PART II: CONSTRUCTING THE LIBERAL PEACE * Constructing the Liberal Peace from Below * Constructing the Liberal Peace from Above * PART III: REFLECTING ON THE CONCEPTS OF PEACE * Conceptualizing Peace * Conclusion * Notes * Bibliography * Index

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"A good theoretical starting point for any student or professional looking for operational conceptualizations of peace...a call for a research agenda into the concept of peace and its nature... and a worthwhile addition to [the] curriculum."--History, Society and Culture