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Peace: A Very Short Introduction

Oliver P. Richmond

November 2014

ISBN: 9780199656004

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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The modern concept of peace has broadened from the mere absence of violence to something much more sophisticated, incorporating terms such as 'peacemaking' and 'conflict resolution'. In this Very Short Introduction, Oliver Richmond explores the evolution of peace in practice and in theory, considering our modern assumptions about peace.

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The modern concept of peace has broadened from the mere absence of violence to something much more sophisticated, incorporating terms such as 'peacemaking' and 'conflict resolution'. In this Very Short Introduction, Oliver Richmond explores the evolution of peace in practice and in theory, considering our modern assumptions about peace.

  • Provides a succinct analysis of the evolution of the concept of peace
  • Clearly explains the concepts, theory, and terminology related to all aspects of peace
  • Examines the international institutions of peace, civil peace, and conflict resolution
  • Considers the reality of peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and statebuilding
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series

About the Author(s)

Oliver P. Richmond, Research Professor at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute and the Department of Politics, Manchester University.

Oliver Richmond is a Research Professor at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute and the Department of Politics, Manchester University. He has lectured and conducted research in universities around the world, and published widely in the area of international relations, peace and conflict studies. His recent publications include Peace in IR Theory (Routledge, 2008) and A Post-Liberal Peace (Routledge, 2011). He is the editor of the Palgrave book series, Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies.

Table of Contents

    Introduction: The multiple dimensions of peace
    1:A brief history of debates and practices of peace
    2:Modern assumptions about peace
    3:A victors' peace and beyond
    4:The constitutional peace
    5:The institutional peace
    6:A civil peace
    7:Liberal peacebuilding and statebuilding
    8:Hybrid forms of peace
    Conclusion

Reviews

"Richmond is generally to be commended for the ground covered in such a short space while ensuring clarity." - Alexander Blanchard, Political Studies Review