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This ebook offers Nils Petter Gleditsch, a employees member of the Peace examine Institute of Oslo (PRIO) because 1964, a former editor of the magazine for Peace examine (1983-2010), a former president of the overseas stories organization (2008-2009) and the recipient of a number of educational awards as a pioneer within the clinical research of warfare and peace. This precise anthology covers significant subject matters in his uncommon profession as a peace researcher. An autobiographical, severe retrospective places his paintings on clash and peace right into a broader context, whereas a entire bibliography files his guides over a interval of approximately 50 years. half II files his wide-ranging contributions on globalization, democratization and liberal peace, on overseas espionage, environmental safety, weather switch and clash and at the decline of struggle and extra ordinarily of violence as a device in conflict.

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This was ‘the Great Leap Forward’ in China, with 45 million deaths over just 4 years (1958–61) (Dikötter 2010). We now know that the rising number of conflicts in part was an artifact of the decolonization process and the creation of new and fragile states, that the periodic peaks in the lethality of war generated by the Korean War, the Vietnam War etc. 14 It was not until the end of the Cold War that we heard Mueller (1989) arguing that war was obsolescent, and eventually our own data collection efforts (Gleditsch et al.

Galtung, Johan, 1959: Forsvar uten militærvesen [Defense without a Military] (Oslo: Folkereisning mot krig). Galtung, Johan, 1964: “An Editorial”, in: Journal of Peace Research, 1,1: 1–4. Galtung, Johan, 1965: “On the Meaning of Nonviolence”, in: Journal of Peace Research, 2,3: 228–257. Galtung, Johan, 1967: Fredsforskning [Peace Research] (Oslo: Pax). Galtung, Johan, 1996: Peace by Peaceful Means: Peace and Conflict, Development and Civilization (London: Sage). Gleditsch, Nini; Gleditsch, Kristian, 1954: Glimt fra kampårene [Glimpses from the Years of Struggle] (Oslo: Dreyer).

Reprinted as Chap. 7 of this volume. NPG, 2002c: “Fra krig om olje til krig om vann? ]”, in: P2-akademiet, Book Y (Oslo: NRK Fakta): 34–45. ): Human Security and the Environment: International Comparisons (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar): 45–70. NPG; Urdal, Henrik, 2002: “Ecoviolence? Links Between Population Growth, Environmental Scarcity, and Violent Conflict in Thomas Homer-Dixon’s Work”, in: Journal of International Affairs, 56,1: 283–302. NPG; Wallensteen, Peter; Eriksson, Mikael; Sollenberg, Margareta; Strand, Håvard, 2002: “Armed Conflict 1946–2001: A New Dataset”, in: Journal of Peace Research, 39,5: 615–637.

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