The Quest for Peace
Although world politics in the twenty-first century appears at some distance from the Hobbesian world of “every state against every state” (Hobbes 1991, edited by Tuck), significant parts of it remain outside of the advanced, developed world’s zone of mutual peace. Chaos and violence in the developing world continue to be depressingly familiar features of everyday life. Globalization, empowerment of individuals, and rapid change within and beyond the states system add up to an increasingly turbulent world (Rosenau 1990). The overall direction of change continues to be difficult to anticipate, with so many factors coming into play.
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