Kalevi Holsti: Major Texts on War, the State, Peace, and International Order

  • Kalevi Holsti

Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 42)

Also part of the Texts and Protocols book sub series (BRIEFSTEXTS, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kalevi Holsti: Major Texts on War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kalevi Holsti
      Pages 3-4
    3. Kalevi Holsti
      Pages 5-25
  3. Kalevi Holsti: Texts on the ‘State of the State’

  4. Kalevi Holsti: Texts on ‘Connecting Peace and War’

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 189-198

About this book


In honour of Prof. Kalevi Holsti’s 80th birthday, this book includes key texts by the renowned Canadian International Relations scholar on war, the state, peace, and the international order. The first part includes texts on the Study of War, Use of Force in International Politics: Four Revolutions, and The Decline of Interstate War, while the second part analyses International Sports Competition and the Creation and Sustenance of Statehood, as well as Internationalism and Nationalism within the Multi-Community State. The third part addresses The Peacemakers: Issues and International Order, Governance Without Government: Polyarchy in 19th-Century European International Politics, and The Post-Cold War ‘Settlement’ in Comparative Perspective. Prof. Holsti is a former president of the International Studies Association and the author of a major textbook that was translated into Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, and Bahasa Indonesian. Thousands of undergraduates around the world are acquainted with his work.


Causes of War Conditions of Peace Explaining the Decline of Interstate War Sources of State Creation Sources of World Order/Disorder State Failure

Authors and affiliations

  • Kalevi Holsti
    • 1
  1. 1.Liu Institute for Global IssuesUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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