War, Peace and International Security

From Sarajevo to Crimea

  • Jan Eichler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Jan Eichler
    Pages 33-76
  3. Jan Eichler
    Pages 77-119
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 197-210

About this book


This book examines and explains the dialectic of war and peace between the outbreak of WWI and the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014. The theoretical inspiration is built upon Galtung’s concept of negative and positive peace, Aron´s distinction between strategy and diplomacy, and Carr´s theory of periodization. Here, the author compares globalization with the interwar period and examines how the first decade´s positive peace, diplomacy, and big hopes were replaced by negative peace, and explains the growing role of military strategy which culminated after the Russian annexation of Crimea and the following military incidents between NATO and Russia. This volume will be of interest to teachers, students, and researchers in the fields of modern history, international security and peace studies. 


War Cold War Negative Peace Positive Peace Strategy International order Rational causes Globalization NATO

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Eichler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of International Relations PraguePrahaCzech Republic

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