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Nils Petter Gleditsch: Pioneer in the Analysis of War and Peace

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Book Series: SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice ISSN: 2194-3125 ISBN: 9783319038193 9783319038209 Year: Volume: 29 Pages: 171 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-03820-9 Language: English
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Subject: Law
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This book presents Nils Petter Gleditsch, a staff member of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO) since 1964, a former editor of the Journal for Peace Research (1983-2010), a former president of the International Studies Association (2008-2009) and the recipient of several academic awards as a pioneer in the scientific analysis of war and peace. This unique anthology covers major themes in his distinguished career as a peace researcher. An autobiographical, critical retrospective puts his work on conflict and peace into a broader context, while a comprehensive bibliography documents his publications over a period of nearly 50 years. Part II documents his wide-ranging contributions on globalization, democratization and liberal peace, on international espionage, environmental security, climate change and conflict and on the decline of war and more generally of violence as a tool in conflict.

R.J. Rummel: An Assessment of His Many Contributions

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Book Series: SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice ISSN: 2194-3125 / 2194-3133 ISBN: 9783319544625 9783319544632 Year: Pages: 138 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54463-2 Language: English
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Subject: Political Science
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The book provides a critical and constructive assessment of the many contributions to social science and politics made by Professor R. J. Rummel. Rummel was a prolific writer and an important teacher and mentor to a number of people who in turn have made their mark on the profession. His work has always been controversial. But after the end of the Cold War, his views on genocide and the democratic peace in particular have gained wide recognition in the profession. He was also a pioneer in the use of statistical methods in international relations. His work in not easily classified in the traditional categories of international relations research (realism, idealism, and constructivism). He was by no means a pacifist and his views on the US-Soviet arms race led him to be classified as a hawk. But his work on the democratic peace has become extremely influential among liberal IR scholars and peace researchers. Above all, he was a libertarian.

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genocide --- democracy --- libertarianism --- peace --- Cold War

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