Globalization and challenges to building peace

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Anthem Press, 2008 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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'A very interesting collection of essays exploring the links among globalization, peace, conflict, and development. The roster of contributors includes not only some leading recognized experts but also several engaging new voices.'
"Dr. Ken Conca, Professor of Government and Politics, University of ""Maryland"
'Offers a thorough re-thinking of the evolving - and complex - pursuit of a world free from war.' Dr. James R. Lee, Associate Director for Technical Support and Training, American University, Washington DC 'This book contains deep analyses, critical views, and future expectations on the impact of globalization, democracy, and international migration on conflicts and peace-building.'
"Hamdy A. Hassan, Professor of Political Science, ""Cairo""University"," ""Cairo"," ""Egypt"
The world has gone through a major transformation in the last two decades. The end of the Cold War in Europe has led to a massive increase in private capital flow and, also, has brought an information and telecommunication revolution. In this new interdependent and interconnected world, international trade and investment has overtaken the importance of national economies. Globalization has created new opportunities as well as many risks and challenges. Globalization generates new wealth and encourages technological innovations, but at the same time it has failed to support and promote sustainable human development and thus can be accused of generating anguish and deprivation. This has already resulted in growing civil unrest and, in some cases, contributed to armed conflicts in the developing world. However, peace and conflict research has hitherto somehow overlooked the influence of increasing globalization on the formation and management of such emerging conflicts. The study of globalization also tends to overlook a proven fact that the management of conflicts in the South has been invariably influenced by the global powers and their strategic politics. This impressive edited volume makes an attempt to assess what concrete measures exist and are likely to be effective in addressing the causes of conflict and building peace in an increasingly interdependent world?
Ashok Swain is Professor of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University and Coordinator, Swedish Network of Peace, Conflict and Development Research. Ramses Amer is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Umea University. Joakim ojendal is Professor of Peace and Development Research, Gothenburg University.

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Contents

Understanding the Liberal Peace
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Preemptive Selfdefence New Legal Principle
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Promoting the Rule
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Ashok Swain is Professor of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University and Coordinator, Swedish Network of Peace, Conflict and Development Research. † Ramses Amer is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, UmeŚ University. † Joakim ÷jendal is Professor of Peace and Development Research, Gothenburg University.