From Cold War to Democratic Peace: Third Parties, Peaceful Change, and the Osce

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Syracuse University Press, 2003 - Law - 287 pages
This book contributes a standard theory of third party mediation thus providing a unique window on the development of the OSCE from its origins through its restructuring in the 1900s. On November 19, 1990, the participating states of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) gathered in Paris to sign the Charter of Paris and celebrate an end to the Cold War. How did the thirty-five CSCE countries, escape the clutches of the Cold War without a violent confrontation? Janie Leatherman argues that by forging an understanding of cooperative security and embracing the protection of human rights, the primacy of democratic government, and free market economies, the CSCE led the participating states from Cold War confrontation toward a democratic peace.

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Janie Leatherman is director of international studies and professor of politics at Fairfield University. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters on the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), conflict early warning and prevention, gender and violence, sex-trafficking, foreign policy and transnational politics. Her publications include "Charting Transnational Democracy: Beyond Global Arrogance," edited with Julie Webber (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005); "From Cold War to Democratic Peace: Third Parties, Peaceful Change and the OSCE" (Syracuse University Press, 2003); and "Breaking Cycles of Violence: Conflict Prevention in Intrastate Crises, co-authored with Raimo Vayrynen, William Demars and Patrick Gaffney" (Kumarian, 1999). She is currently working on a book on "Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict "(under contract with Polity Press).

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