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Understanding Conflict and War. Vol. V.: The Just Peace
Understanding Conflict and War. Vol. V.: The Just Peace
By R. J. Rummel
Sage, 1981, 320 pp

The final volume of a massive study of conflict and peace by an American political scientist. The general approach is Wilsonian (although not so described by the author), stressing the concepts of individual freedom, national self-determination, sovereign equality, representative government, control of violence, social contract (national and international), and a strengthened international peacekeeping organization. For the most part it is an exposition of principles with little guidance on how to move toward a just peace in the disordered and violence-prone world of today.