Ho-Won Jeong explains and assesses major approaches to dealing with ethnic conflict, communal violence, inter-state war and social injustice. The book analyses not only the sources of violence and conflict, but also how to manage and prevent them. As peace is relevant to improvement in human well-being and the future survival of humanity, the volume encompasses a variety of themes, ranging from alternative security policies, methods of peaceful settlement, human rights, self-determination, environmental politics, global governance and non-violence. Reflecting on the current thinking and drawing lessons from the past, the book can be considered as the most authoritative introduction to the field since the end of the Cold War.
Contents: Introduction. Meanings, Concepts and Disclosure: Challenges for peace; Concepts of peace and violence; Conflict analysis; Peace research. Issues: Understanding war; Sources of social conflict; Feminist understanding of violence; Political economy; Environmental concerns. Strategies For Peace: Control of military power; Conflict resolution and management; Human rights; Self-determination; Development; Environmental politics; Global order and governance; Nonviolence; Peace movements. Integration: Applications and further directions; Bibliography; Index.