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Stable Peace Among Nations - Arie Marcelo Kacowicz

Stable Peace Among Nations

By: Arie Marcelo Kacowicz (Editor), Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov (Editor), Ole Elgstrom (Editor), Magnus Jerneck (Editor), Alexander L. George (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 25th October 2000
ISBN: 9780742501805
Number Of Pages: 352

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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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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.--from the Foreword by Alexander L. George

List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Theory and Illustrations
Stable Peace: A Conceptual Frameworkp. 11
Domestic Political Sources of Stable Peace: The Great Powers, 1815-1854p. 36
The International, Regional, and Domestic Sources of Regional Peacep. 55
Pieces of Maximal Peace: Common Identities, Common Enemiesp. 74
The Cognitive Dimension of Stable Peacep. 92
Stable Peace through Security Communities? Steps towards Theory-Buildingp. 108
Birds of a Feather? On the Intersections of Stable Peace and Democratic Peace Research Programsp. 130
The Economic Aspects of Stable Peace-Makingp. 150
Issue Treatment and Stable Peace: Experiences from Boundary Agreementsp. 165
Case Studies and Policy Implications
From Adaptation to Foreign Policy Activism: Sweden as a Promoter of Peace?p. 179
Stable Peace in South America: The ABC Triangle, 1979-1999p. 200
Israel--Egypt Peace: Stable Peace?p. 220
Stable Peace in Europep. 239
Stable Peace in Mitteleuropa: The German--Polish Hingep. 257
Stable Peace: Conclusions and Extrapolationsp. 277
Referencesp. 291
Indexp. 313
About the Contributorsp. 323
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ISBN: 9780742501805
ISBN-10: 0742501809
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 25th October 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.36  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.45

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