Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Nils Petter Gleditsch
    Pages 1-16 Open Access
  3. Dad
    Dawn Akemi
    Pages 17-23 Open Access
  4. Sang-Woo Rhee
    Pages 35-39 Open Access
  5. Richard W. Chadwick
    Pages 41-52 Open Access
  6. Matthew Kroenig, Bardia Rahmani
    Pages 57-66 Open Access
  7. James Lee Ray
    Pages 75-85 Open Access
  8. Frank Whelon Wayman
    Pages 87-96 Open Access
  9. H.-C. Peterson
    Pages 97-106 Open Access
  10. Erica Chenoweth
    Pages 107-115 Open Access
  11. Barbara Harff
    Pages 116-125 Open Access
  12. Rudolph J. Rummel
    Pages 127-138 Open Access
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 133-138

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY license.

The book provides a critical and constructive assessment of the many contributions to social science and politics made by Professor R. J. Rummel. Rummel was a prolific writer and an important teacher and mentor to a number of people who in turn have made their mark on the profession. His work has always been controversial. But after the end of the Cold War, his views on genocide and the democratic peace in particular have gained wide recognition in the profession. He was also a pioneer in the use of statistical methods in international relations. His work in not easily classified in the traditional categories of international relations research (realism, idealism, and constructivism). He was by no means a pacifist and his views on the US-Soviet arms race led him to be classified as a hawk. But his work on the democratic peace has become extremely influential among liberal IR scholars and peace researchers. Above all, he was a libertarian.


Genocide Democracy Libertarianism Rummel's Field Theory Democratic Peace Cold War Democide Collective violence Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Nils Petter Gleditsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) OsloNorway

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