Peace in International Relations
A New Agenda
By (author) Oliver Richmond
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Peace in International Relations by Oliver Richmond
Book DescriptionThis book examines the way in which peace is conceptualized in IR theory, a topic which has until now been largely overlooked. The volume explores the way peace has been implicitly conceptualized within the different strands of IR theory, and in the policy world as exemplified through practices in the peacebuilding efforts since the end of the Cold War. Issues addressed include the problem of how peace efforts become sustainable rather than merely inscribed in international and state-level diplomatic and military frameworks. The book also explores themes relating to culture, development, agency and structure. It explores in particular the current mantras associated with the 'liberal peace', which appears to have become a foundational assumption of much of mainstream IR and the policy world. Analyzing war has often led to the dominance of violence as a basic assumption in, and response to, the problems of international relations. This book aims to redress the balance by arguing that IR now in fact offers a rich basis for the study of peace.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415394208
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Oliver Richmond
Failed Statebuilding, Hardback (October 2014)
Western struggles - and failures - to create functioning states in countries such as Iraq or Afghanistan have inspired questions about whether statebuilding projects are at all viable, or whether they make the lives of their intended beneficiaries better or worse. This book asks why statebuilding has been so hard to achieve.
Liberal Peace and Post-War Reconstruction, Paperback (June 2013)» View all books by Oliver Richmond
This critical and comparative book is comprised of arguments for and against the dominant western style of peace interventions and post-war reconstruction that has been applied around the world. It examines and assesses the nature of the peace that these have achieved or offer for the future.
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Author Biography - Oliver Richmond
Oliver P. Richmond is Director for the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews
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