Chapter

A ‘True Chameleon’?

Edited by Holger Afflerbach and Hew Strachan

in How Fighting Ends

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199693627
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741258 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0029
A ‘True Chameleon’?

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The conclusion summarizes some elements of ‘how fighting ends’ and contrasts them. It sees distinct progress in the history of surrender, detecting, despite massive setbacks, a tendency towards controlling violence in warfare. This is important. Radical pacifism, the abandonment of war altogether, has been, so far, unsuccessful. Therefore the alternative is to mitigate the effects of war, and the containment of violence gains significance. Surrender is a very — or maybe the most — important single element in such a process.

Keywords: history of surrender; violence; warfare; effects of war

Chapter.  7047 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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