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From Power Politics to Conflict Resolution

The Work of John W. Burton


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David J. Dunn
    Pages 1-16
  3. David J. Dunn
    Pages 17-33
  4. David J. Dunn
    Pages 51-85
  5. David J. Dunn
    Pages 86-94
  6. David J. Dunn
    Pages 95-114
  7. David J. Dunn
    Pages 115-135
  8. David J. Dunn
    Pages 154-179
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 180-190

About this book


From Power Politics to Conflict Resolution surveys the development of the ideas of John W. Burton, an Australian civil servant and diplomat who became a prolific author in the fields of International Relations and Conflict Theory. This work, beginning with an introduction to his life and associations, assesses the development of Burton's ideas, at once critical of much of the conventional wisdom of International Relations as well as seeking to be innovative, helping us to understand the issues of peace and conflict in a changing world. A central theme is the development of a framework of ideas which Burton came to call provention .


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Keele UniversityUK

About the authors

DAVID J. DUNN is a Research Fellow in International Relations at Keele University, UK, where he also teaches Security Studies. He previously spent twenty-five years at Staffordshire University where he taught International Relations and Security Studies. He has published frequently on aspects of peace research and peace studies.

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