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War, Peace and International Security

From Sarajevo to Crimea


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Jan Eichler
    Pages 33-76
  3. Jan Eichler
    Pages 77-119
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 197-210

About this book


This book examines and explains the dialectic of war and peace between the outbreak of WWI and the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014. The theoretical inspiration is built upon Galtung’s concept of negative and positive peace, Aron´s distinction between strategy and diplomacy, and Carr´s theory of periodization. Here, the author compares globalization with the interwar period and examines how the first decade´s positive peace, diplomacy, and big hopes were replaced by negative peace, and explains the growing role of military strategy which culminated after the Russian annexation of Crimea and the following military incidents between NATO and Russia. This volume will be of interest to teachers, students, and researchers in the fields of modern history, international security and peace studies. 


War Cold War Negative Peace Positive Peace Strategy International order Rational causes Globalization NATO

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of International Relations PraguePrahaCzech Republic

About the authors

Dr Jan Eichler is a Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations, Prague and Professor of International Security Studies of the University of Economics, Prague. His research interests lie in international security relations from the WWI period to present; namely wars, peace, security and strategic culture and terrorism. He has authored 11 books in Czech, and written many articles and book chapters published in the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Turkey, and Poland.

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