The terrorist attacks of September 11
, 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.
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 283 pp.
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.