War and Peace


Par Charles-Philippe David et Alexis Rapin
Handbook of political science

When taking an overall look at the vast literature in the field of social sciences, one must acknowledge that few subjects have drawn more scholarly attention than war - and incidentally, peace. As Martin Van Creveld (2016: 1) poetically puts it, 'So many books have been written about war that, had they been put aboard the Titanic, the ship would have sunk without any help of the iceberg'. Multiple reasons may account for such a huge interest. First, if archeological studies are to be trusted, organized armed violence has been recorded fo at least the last 10,000 years (Ferrill, 2018). 

12 mai 2020
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