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By Stefano Guzzini

This publication examines the advance of peace study and explores its current demanding situations, concentrating on the contribution made via the Copenhagen Peace examine Institute. The authors examine how peace examine pertains to safeguard reviews and diplomacy, offering a accomplished research of conceptual strategies and a dialogue of safety research within the ecu context.

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May 2002). His major work at the time was Østerud (1978), a masterful synthesis of development theory. A more famous (or infamous, if you like) example of the schizophrenic character of Danish politics during this period, with the liberals supporting the Government on most domestic issues, but voting with the opposition on security policy, was the string of Danish footnotes to NATO communiqués about the double-track decision and other aspects of nuclear policy. Cf. se. For a survey of the academic debate on these issues, see Schneider et al.

A position of shared responsibility between several researchers. In the egalitarian spirit of the times, this did not seem as odd as it may sound today. Galtung supported the idea, but none of PRIO’s traditional supporters at the university did. As a backup option, the idea was aired that no one from PRIO should apply, but that we should throw our weight behind a good candidate from outside Norway. Håkan Wiberg was one of the names mentioned most frequently. Both ideas died when a couple of senior researchers at PRIO made it clear that they would apply individually.

For the second time, it seemed to self-designated peace researchers, a university position in peace research would be taken away from the peace research community and given to a political scientist and an outsider. Goldmann’s scholarship was not questioned and, unlike Østerud, his main field of specialisation was indeed International Relations. But he had not participated in the peace research community and was widely perceived in that community as sceptical or even hostile to organised peace research.

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