Peace: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)

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The concept of peace has always attracted radical thought, action, and practices. It has been taken to mean merely an absence of overt violence or war, but in the contemporary era it is often used interchangeably with 'peacemaking', 'peacebuilding', 'conflict resolution', and 'statebuilding'. The modern concept of peace has therefore broadened from the mere absence of violence to something much more complicated.

In this Very Short Introduction, Oliver Richmond explores the evolution of peace in practice and in theory, exploring our modern assumptions about peace and the various different interpretations of its applications.

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About the Author

Oliver Richmond is a Research Professor at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute and the Department of Politics, Manchester University. He has published widely in the area of international relations, peace and conflict studies, including Peace in IR Theory, A Post-Liberal Peace, and The Transformation of Peace.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780199656004
ISBN-10: 0199656002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: December 1st, 2014
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions