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War over Perpetual Peace An Exploration into the History of a Foundational International Relations Text

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ISBN-10: 1403966524

ISBN-13: 9781403966520

Edition: 2004

Authors: Eric Easley

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This book examines the various competing interpretations of Kant's foundational Perpetual Peace since its initial publication in the late eighteenth century. According to Easley's analysis, there are two patterns of interpretations: first, the text endorses peace proposals above the state level and second, the text is in favor of peace proposals at the state level. Eric Easley provides a comprehensive historical background and analytical framework for understanding Perpetual Peace, allowing scholars of international relations to better understand and appreciate its complex meaning and see beyond the conventionally accepted interpretations of the day.
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Book details

List price: $109.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 1/13/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 228
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
Kant's Perpetual Peace: An Introduction to the Text, Interpretations, and Patterns
The Textual Hooks of Interpretation
Peace Proposals Above the State Level
Reining in State Sovereignty
Interpretations from the mid 19th century to the End of WWI
State Sovereignty Curbed.
Interpretations from the End of WWI to the mid 20th Century
Peace Proposals at the State Level
In Defense of State Sovereignty
Interpretations from the 1950s to the Early 1980s
State Sovereignty Preserved I - A New Interpretation Takes Shape in the Early 1980s
State Sovereignty Preserved II - Into the 1990s, the State-Centric Reading and Its Emphasis on the First Definitive Article Solidifies
State Sovereignty Preserved III - Accent on the First Definitive Article through the End of the 20th Century
Shifting Hopes, Shifting Patterns
Pattern Formation as a Function of the Rise and Decline of Hopes for Peace Through International Organization
From the Turmoil of International Anarchy to the Calm of the Liberal Peace
Epilogue