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Dimensions of Peace and Security

Geeraerts, Gustaaf / Pauwels, Natalie / Remacle, Éric (eds)

Dimensions of Peace and Security

A Reader

Series: Regards sur l'International / International Insights - Volume 2

Year of Publication: 2006

Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 283 pp.
ISBN 978-90-5201-232-2 pb.  (Softcover)

Weight: 0.400 kg, 0.882 lbs

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Book synopsis

The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 on the United States provoked a significant shift in thinking about peace and security, and much has since been written about new security threats and challenges.
This collection of essays revisits some of the more traditional concepts of peace and security that remain valid and pertinent today, despite having ceded much of the limelight to the major security preoccupations of the current era: international terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, rogue states and related phenomena.
The book covers numerous salient topics, from arms production, monitoring and control, to disarmament and conversion through to peacekeeping and conflict prevention. The contributions differ in scope, form and analysis ranging from historical and philosophical to contemporary and political perspectives and approaches to peace and security.


Contents: Gustaaf Geeraerts/Natalie Pauwels/Éric Remacle: Introduction – Vicent Martínez-Guzmán: Negative and Positive Peace – Francisco A. Muñoz: The Peace Research Agenda – Ka Po NG: Globalisation and War – Arthur H. Westing: Environmental and Ecological Consequences of War – Keith Hartley: Defence Economics and the Industrial Base – Trevor Findlay: Monitoring, Verification and Compliance – Bela Arora: The Future Role and Agenda of Arms Control – Jordi Molas-Gallart: Military Technology and Dual-Use – F. Javier Rodríguez Alcázar: Science and Technology for Peace – Jonathan Michael Feldman: Industrial Conversion. A Linchpin for Disarmament and Development – Ramesh Thakur: Peacekeeping. History and Development – Cedric De Coning: Peace and Peacekeeping Diplomacy – Albrecht Schnabel/David Carment: Conflict Prevention. Concept and Application.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Editors: Gustaaf Geeraerts is Professor of International Relations at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. He is also Honorary Professor at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and an Editorial Board member of Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations. Since 1999 Professor Geeraerts has held a Guest Professorship in Political Science at the Renmin University in Beijing.
Natalie Pauwels is a doctoral candidate and researcher with the Pôle Bernheim for Peace and Citizenship, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. She previously held research positions at the International Security Information Service Europe, the Bonn International Center for Conversion, and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
Eric Remacle is Professor of Political Science at the Université libre de Bruxelles and Director of the Pôle Bernheim for Peace and Citizenship. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and has authored and edited several books about international peace and security and the role of the European Union in conflict prevention and crisis management.


International Insights. Vol. 2
General Editor: Éric Remacle