A Theory of Truces

by Dr Nir Eisikovits

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Series: Palgrave Studies in Ethics and Public Policy

Publication Date: October 28, 2015

ISBN: 9781137385963

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This book is about truces. It focuses on unsatisfying, partial, 'patched up' ceasefire arrangements; it describes the risks we take and the opportunities we miss when we insist that the only acceptable way to end political violence is to end it comprehensively, once and for all, with a peace for the ages. Eisikovits argues that our thinking about war's end is trapped in a false dichotomy between the ideas of war and peace. A Theory of Truces breaks free from that dichotomy and helps us understand how wars actually end and how we can diminish their viciousness when they cannot be ended.