This book builds on the original conceptualization of stable peace by Kenneth Boulding and adds contemporary theoretical and empirical understandings of its nature, causes, conditions, dimensions, and prospects for consolidation and expansion. In original research, fifteen international scholars assess the policy relevance of stable peace for the Middle East peace process and for the future of Europe.
Arie M. Kacowicz is senior lecturer in international relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov is Giancarlo Elia Valori professor of international relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and director of the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations. Ole Elgstrom is associate professor of political science at Lund University, Sweden. Magnus Jerneck is associate professor of political science at Lund University, Sweden.
Chapter 1 Stable Peace: A Conceptual Framework Chapter 2 Domestic Political Sources of Stable Peace: The Great Powers, 1815-1854 Chapter 3 The International, Regional, and Domestic Sources of Regional Peace Chapter 4 Pieces of Maximal Peace: Common Identities, Common Enemies Chapter 5 The Cognitive Dimension of Stable Peace Chapter 6 Stable Peace through Security Communities? Steps towards Theory-Building Chapter 7 Birds of a Feather? On the Intersections of Stable Peace and Democratic Peace Research Programs Chapter 8 The Economic Aspects of Stable Peace-Making Chapter 9 Issue Treatment and Stable Peace: Experiences from Boundary Agreements Chapter 10 From Adaptation to Foreign Policy Activism: Sweden as a Promoter of Peace? Chapter 11 Stable Peace in South America: The ABC Triangle: 1979-1999 Chapter 12 Israel-Egypt Peace as Stable Peace? Chapter 13 Stable Peace in Europe Chapter 14 Stable Peace in Mitteleuropa: The German-Polish Hinge Chapter 15 Stable Peace: Conclusions and Extrapolations