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dc.contributorFreire, Carl
dc.contributor.authorKōsaka , Masataka
dc.contributor.editorTadokoro, Masayuki
dc.description.abstractSince ancient times, humanity has put its collective wisdom toward the effort of achieving peace in the world. And yet, wars nonetheless occur over and over again. Why does the crisis of war never go away? Is it possible to realize peace in the world? First published in 1966, this introductory text on international politics by eminent Japanese political scientist Kōsaka Masataka (1934–1996) has gone through more than 50 printings in his home country and remains in print today. In this work, framed by his interest in the problems of war and of peace, Kōsaka eschewed simply schematizing or idealizing international relations, let alone—as prewar Japanese diplomats and politicians had—giving up on developing an accurate understanding of the issue by simply dismissing it as too complex to understand. Kōsaka drew on the specific cases of arms reduction, economic exchange, and international mechanisms to analyze ongoing issues that are intertwined with national interests and ideologies. By doing so, he painted a systematic portrait of the problem of peace and how to achieve it.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.otherPolitical Science
dc.subject.otherInternational Relations
dc.subject.otherPolitical Science
dc.subject.otherInternational Relations
dc.subject.otherPolitical Science
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JP Politics and government::JPS International relations
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JP Politics and government::JPS International relations::JPSD Diplomacy
dc.subject.otherthema EDItEUR::G Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTU Peace studies and conflict resolution
dc.titleInternational Politics and the Search for Peace
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintJapan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture
dc.relationisFundedByKnowledge Unlatched

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