Peace and War Armed Conflicts and International Order, 1648-1989

ISBN-10: 0521399297
ISBN-13: 9780521399296
Edition: 1991
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Description: In this book, Professor Holsti approaches the study of the origins of war and the foundations of peace from a new perspective. He asks three interrelated questions. Which issues generate conflict? How have attitudes toward war changed? And, what  More...

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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/26/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

In this book, Professor Holsti approaches the study of the origins of war and the foundations of peace from a new perspective. He asks three interrelated questions. Which issues generate conflict? How have attitudes toward war changed? And, what attempts have been made historically to create international institutions and orders that can manage, control or prevent international conflicts? Starting with the peace treaties of Munster and Osnabruck of 1648, Kalevi Holsti examines 177 international wars. Through these, he identifies the variety of conflict-producing issues and how they, as well as the attitudes of policy makers to the use of force, have changed over the past 350 years. He demonstrates how the new orders established by the great peace-making efforts of 1648, 1713, 1815, 1919 and 1945 attempted to solve the issues of the past, yet few successfully anticipated those of the future. Indeed, some created the basis of new conflicts.

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
On the Study of War
Explanatory configurations
The promises and pitfalls of ecological variables
The meanings of war
What men fight about: issues and international conflict
A map of a map
Defining issues
Data sources: geographical and temporal domains
Attitudes toward war
Issues, war, and peace: creating international orders
Munster and Osnabruck, 1648: Peace by Pieces
The Thirty Years War
Planning for peace
Negotiations at Munster and Osnabruck
Outcomes
A new order for Europe?
War and Peace in the Era of the Heroic Warriors, 1648-1713
Issues that generated wars
Attitudes to war
Act Two of the Hegemony Drama: The Utrecht Settlements
The British "Plan"
Outcomes
Analysis
The Lethal Minuet: War and Peace Among the Princes of Christendom, 1715-1814
Issues that generated wars
War in the post-Utrecht international system
The meaning of war
The problem of peace
Peace Through Equilibrium: the Settlements of 1814-1815
Diagnoses
Solutions
Forging the settlement
Allied unity unraveled: defining threats to peace
Assessment
Conflict and Consent, 1815-1914
War and intervention in Concert Europe
New war-generating issues
Old and declining issues
The character of war preparation
The meaning of war
The problem of peace
Nation-state creation and system breakdown
1919: Peace Through Democracy and Convenant
Woodrow Wilson: the moral-political universe
Replacing the old with the new: the moral and political foundations of enduring peace
The political foundations of the new international order: democracy, covenants, and arms control
Peace through a preponderance of power: Clemenceau
Peace through conflict resolution mechanisms: the British contribution
Paris 1919: the importance of preliminaries and procedures
The drama of the League of Nations Commission
The German settlement
Evaluation
War Ah Thk Aptrrmath of Prace: International Confl.ICT, 1918-1941
Issues that generated wars, 1918-1941
Attitudes toward war
Peace by Policing
Wilson revisited and revised: the United States
Balance of power: Great Britain and the postwar order
Security through expansion: Stalin and the postwar order
Changing American conceptions of international security
Dealing with issues: past and future in international organization
The Diversification of Warfare: Issues and Attitudes in the Contemporary International System
The issues
Attitudes toward war
War: Issues, Attitudes, and Explanations
Territory
Nation-state creation and war
Ideology and war
Economics and war
Human sympathy: ethnicity, religion, and war
Predation and survival
Remaining issues
Issues of the future
Attitudes and war
Issues, war, and international theory
The Peacemakers: Issues and International Order
The prerequisites for peace
Peacemaking and international order: a comparison
The peacemakers: theories of peace
References
Additional data sources
Index

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