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On Perpetual Peace
A Timely Assessment
Translated from the German by Ewald Osers
216 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-84545-324-4 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (October 2007)
ISBN 978-1-84545-325-1 $24.95/£19.95 Pb Published (October 2007)
Dieter Senghaas today is the world's leading figure in the field of conflict research, conflict management research, and the study of the prerequisites of lasting peace. The fact that virulent conflict within what Senghaas calls the OECD world, essentially the European Union, has become unthinkable over the past half-century encourages him in the face of violent conflict in many parts of the world to be reasonably optimistic about the prospect for our planet as a whole.
Dieter Senghaas is Professor of Social Science at the University of Bremen, FRG. He studied Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy and History at the University of Tübingen, Amherst College, the University of Michigan and Frankfurt University. From 1968 to 1970 he was a Research Fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. In 1972 he was appointed Professor of International Relations at the University of Frankfurt, moving in 1978 to the University of Bremen, where he has been engaged in Peace, Conflict and Development research. He was also (1971-8) a Research Director at PRIF (Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt). His publications in the field of Political Science, Peace Research, and Development issues include many monographs and edited books, published in German and in several foreign languages, including The European Experience (1985) and The Clash within Civilizations (2002). In 1987 he received the International Peace Research Award.
Subject: Peace and Conflict Studies
PART I: INSTITUTING PEACE: ON THE CONSTITUENT CONDITIONS OF REASONABLE PEACE AND PEACE-POLICY REASONING
Chapter 1. First Section. Containing Preliminary Reflections on Perpetual Peace ('para bellum')
Chapter 2. Second Section. Developing the Definitions of Perpetual Peace ('para pacem'): Through What and How is Peace Constituted Today?
Chapter 3. Third Section. Elucidating Conditions for Reasonable Peace: Through What and How does Reason Focused on Peace Constitute Itself Today?
Chapter 4. Fourth Section. Commenting on Critiques of the "Civilisatory Hexagon"
PART II: SUPPLEMENTS
Chapter 5. First Supplement. Peace: a Multiple Complex Programme for Durably Successful Community Creation Chapter 6. Second Supplement. Peace Zones: No Chimera
PART III: APPENDICES
Chapter 7. Structure-conditioned Dilemmas of the World and Conclusions for Peace Policy
Chapter 8. Interdependences in the International System
Chapter 9. Modern Development Problems and their Implications for Peace Policy
Chapter 10. Inter-cultural Dialogue in the Light of Cultural Globalisation
Chapter 11. Future Outlook
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