The West, Civil Society and the Construction of Peace

  • Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 189-208

About this book


The West, Civil Society and the Construction of Peace describes how the challenges of peacemaking following the First and Second World Wars defined the West. In turn, the difficulties in applying the Western recipe for peace to the new security challenges of a globalizing world is threatening to destroy the international community. Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen explains how the values of civil society have held the West together and concludes that 'the democratic peace ' is not a 'law' but a recipe for security.


democracy globalization nationalism world order

Authors and affiliations

  • Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for International StudiesCopenhagenDenmark

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