The discipline of international relations offers much insight into why violent power transitions occur, yet there have been few substantive examinations of why and how peaceful changes happen in world politics. This work is the first comprehensive treatment of that subject.
The Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Change in International Relations provides a thorough examination of research on the problem of change in the international arena and the reasons why change happens peacefully at times, and at others, violently. It contains over forty chapters, which examine the historical, theoretical, global, regional, and national foreign-policy dimensions of peaceful change. As the world enters a new round of power transition conflict, involving a rapidly rising China and a relatively declining United States, this Handbook provides a necessary resource for decisionmakers and scholars engaged in this vital area of research.
About the authors
T. V. Paul is the James McGill Professor of International Relations at McGill University.
Deborah Welch Larson is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Harold A. Trinkunas is Deputy Director and Senior Research Scholar of the Centre for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.
Anders Wivel is Professor of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen.
Ralf Emmers is Professor and Dean of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.