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by Feargal Cochrane

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  • ISBN 074564032X
  • ISBN13 978-0745640327
  • Language English
  • Author Feargal Cochrane
  • Publisher Polity; 1 edition (October 20, 2008)
  • Pages 176
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  • Category Different
  • Subcategory Social Sciences
  • Size ePub 1287 kb
  • Size Fb2 1235 kb
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Many books have been written about war, but few have focused on howwars can be brought to an end. Wars are rarely inevitable howeverand this book is aimed at understanding how violent conflicts canbe brought to a close through intervention, mediation and politicalnegotiation.

The simple premise underlying the book is that wars betweenstates and wars within states are generally fought by rationalpeople for particular political goals or perceived interests. Waris better understood as a methodology rather than an ideology. Whenthe context, issues and actors in these armed conflicts change thenit is often possible to control, or even transform suchviolence.

By bringing together a number of existing debates from peace andconflict research as well as scholars of international relations,the book examines the dynamic forces that lie behind the ending ofwars and how these have changed over time. Examples are drawn froma wide range of armed conflicts to analyse the efforts that havebeen made to move from War-War to Jaw-Jaw, or more typicallyJaw-War. Efforts at third-party intervention, mediation andpolitical negotiation across a range of conflict zones from Europeto Sub-Saharan Africa are discussed in full. Neither idealistic norfatalistic, this book is a must-read for all students ofinternational politics and security studies.


Cochrane starts with the basic premise that violent conflict is a rational act by those who believe it will achieve a desired end. By emphasizing the politics of armed conflict and recognizing that violence is a tactic, he persuasively demonstrates that war is not inevitable. Through political dialogue and negotiations it is possible to create alternatives for the parties to meet their goals and interests through non-violent means.

The Korean War has been called the Forgotten War in the United States, where coverage of the 1950s conflict .

The following is a list of ongoing armed conflicts that are taking place around the world and continue to result in violence. This list of ongoing armed conflicts identifies present-day conflicts and the death toll associated with each conflict. The guidelines of inclusion are: Armed conflicts consists in the use of armed force between two or more organized armed groups', governmental or non-governmental alike. Interstate, intrastate and non-state armed conflicts are listed.

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Wars are rarely inevitable however and this book is aimed at understanding how violent conflicts can be brought to a close through intervention, mediation and political negotiation. The simple premise underlying the book is that wars between states and wars within states are generally fought by rational people for particular political goals or perceived interests. War is better understood as a methodology rather than an ideology. Ending Wars War and Conflict in the Modern World.

Modern wars and military conflicts are closely connected with genocide (the deliberate and systematic destruction of. .The example of sheer genocide is Rwanda conflict of 1994.

Modern wars and military conflicts are closely connected with genocide (the deliberate and systematic destruction of racial, religious, political or ethnic group). Rwanda is a small landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of central Africa.

Many books have been written about war, but few have focused on how wars can be brought to an end. Wars are rarely inevitable however and this book is aimed at understanding how violent conflicts can be brought to a close through intervention, mediation and political negotiation.

series War and Conflict in the Modern World. Many books have been written about war, but few have focused on how wars can be brought to an end.

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Migration and Security in the Global Age: Diaspora Communities and Conflict (Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution). ISBN 9780415587754 (978-0-415-58775-4) Hardcover, Routledge, 2015. Learn More at LibraryThing.

Wars and conflicts decide political boundaries, move populations around the world, define political debates . In the meantime, here is a list of 13 wars and conflicts that have shaped modern world history to use as a starting point: 1. The Crusades.

Wars and conflicts decide political boundaries, move populations around the world, define political debates, and generally shape just about everything. During the Middle Ages, the Roman Catholic Church declared a series of holy wars, or Crusades, which drew volunteers from the common people and military bodies of all the European nations.