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Nils Petter Gleditsch: Pioneer in the Analysis of War and Peace

  • As Editor of Journal of Peace Research for 27 years, former President of the International Studies Association and the recipient of several academic awards, he has a high profile in peace research and international relations

  • Addresses key topics in peace research

  • This book is the only one of its kind - there will be no Festschrift or autobiography

  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 29)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. On Nils Petter Gleditsch

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. A Life in Peace Research

      • Nils Petter Gleditsch
      Pages 3-18Open Access
    3. Bibliography

      • Nils Petter Gleditsch
      Pages 19-33Open Access
  3. Key Texts by Nils Petter Gleditsch

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 35-35
    2. Time Differences and International Interaction

      • Nils Petter Gleditsch
      Pages 37-59Open Access
    3. Democracy and Peace

      • Nils Petter Gleditsch
      Pages 61-70Open Access
    4. The Treholt Case

      • Nils Petter Gleditsch
      Pages 71-80Open Access
    5. Armed Conflict and the Environment

      • Nils Petter Gleditsch
      Pages 81-103Open Access
    6. Double-Blind but More Transparent

      • Nils Petter Gleditsch
      Pages 105-109Open Access
    7. The Liberal Moment Fifteen Years On

      • Nils Petter Gleditsch
      Pages 111-137Open Access
    8. Whither the Weather?

      • Nils Petter Gleditsch
      Pages 139-149Open Access
    9. The Decline of War—The Main Issues

      • Nils Petter Gleditsch
      Pages 151-156Open Access
    10. The IPCC, Conflict, and Human Security

      • Nils Petter Gleditsch
      Pages 157-159Open Access
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 161-171

About this book

This book presents Nils Petter Gleditsch, a staff member of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO) since 1964, a former editor of the Journal for Peace Research (1983-2010), a former president of the International Studies Association (2008-2009) and the recipient of several academic awards as a pioneer in the scientific analysis of war and peace. This unique anthology covers major themes in his distinguished career as a peace researcher. An autobiographical, critical retrospective puts his work on conflict and peace into a broader context, while a comprehensive bibliography documents his publications over a period of nearly 50 years. Part II documents his wide-ranging contributions on globalization, democratization and liberal peace, on international espionage, environmental security, climate change and conflict and on the decline of war and more generally of violence as a tool in conflict.


  • Armed Conflict
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Security
  • International Interaction
  • Peace Studies
  • Climate change management

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Oslo, Norway

    Nils Petter Gleditsch

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 24.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)