After Fatalism: The Peace-or-War Debate

Martin Ceadel

in The Origins of War Prevention

Published in print March 1996 | ISBN: 9780198226741
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191678660 | DOI:
After Fatalism: The Peace-or-War Debate

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This chapter sets out the principal ideologies of peace and war in more detail than was feasible in Chapter 1, and then draws attention to the structural factors which help explain why they have produced such a distinctively peace-oriented debate in Britain. It begins by discussing five principal peace-or-war ideologies: militarism, crusading, defencism, pacificism, and pacifism. It then considers the factors causing the various different forms taken by the peace-or-war-debate at different times and places.

Keywords: peace; war; militarism; crusading; defencism; pacificism; pacifism

Chapter.  15221 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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