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Interpreting the Transforming World: Perspectives from Peace Research


  • Kakonen Jyrki

    (Tallinn University)


Current IR theories are not necessarily international theories. IR theories are still basically based on historical experiences of the Western Christian world and serve Western interests. Therefore, they have difficulties in understanding globalization. They also have difficulties in accommodating the rise of BRICs and especially that of China and India. This article demonstrates that traditional peace research has much potential to contribute to constructing a true international approach in understanding international politics in the era of globalization.

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  • Kakonen Jyrki, 2011. "Interpreting the Transforming World: Perspectives from Peace Research," New Global Studies, De Gruyter, vol. 5(3), pages 1-28, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:nglost:v:5:y:2011:i:3:p:28:n:1

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    1. Johan Galtung, 1985. "Twenty-Five Years of Peace Research: Ten Challenges and Some Responses," Journal of Peace Research, Peace Research Institute Oslo, vol. 22(2), pages 141-158, June.
    2. Johan Galtung, 1981. "Social Cosmology and the Concept of Peace," Journal of Peace Research, Peace Research Institute Oslo, vol. 18(2), pages 183-199, June.
    3. Wæver, Ole, 1998. "The Sociology of a Not So International Discipline: American and European Developments in International Relations," International Organization, Cambridge University Press, vol. 52(04), pages 687-727, September.
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