A Theory of Truces

  • Nir¬†Eisikovits

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Ethics and Public Policy book series (PASEPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Nir Eisikovits
    Pages 1-4
  3. Nir Eisikovits
    Pages 5-27
  4. Nir Eisikovits
    Pages 28-43
  5. Nir Eisikovits
    Pages 44-68
  6. Nir Eisikovits
    Pages 69-87
  7. Nir Eisikovits
    Pages 88-107
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 108-122

About this book

Introduction

This book argues that understanding truces is crucial for our ability to wind down wars. We have paid too much attention to the idea of permanent peace, yet few conflicts end in this way. The book describes how truce makers think, which truces can be morally justified and provides a philosophical history of truce making in the Western tradition.

Keywords

Truce Ceasefire Armistice Containment Reconciliation Realism Peace War Conflict Management Modus Vivendi George Kennan Edmund Burke Spanish Civil War American Civil War Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Gaza Civil War conflict conflict management conflicts morality

Authors and affiliations

  • Nir¬†Eisikovits
    • 1
  1. 1.Suffolk UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137385956
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55273-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-38595-6
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