The Evolution of the Concept of Perpetual Peace in the History of Political-Legal Thought
Revista Escuela de Historia, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2011
17 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2012 Last revised: 6 Nov 2012
Date Written: July 10, 2009
Philosophers from different eras who observed the conduct, nature, and consequences of wars tended to show the possibilities of making and preserving peace. One may say that the thought on peace derives form the reflection on war, hence is secondary to it, nevertheless, they are inextricably linked to each other. The idea to build peace among states has developed since the ancient times. It is an eminent element of the political-legal thought, both due to its long-standing and extensive history, as well as because of its important repercussions for the contemporary social and political life in internal, as well as international dimension.
Keywords: democratic peace theory, peace, perpetual peace, international relations, human rights, liberalism, I. Kant
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