By Stefano Guzzini
This ebook examines the improvement of peace examine and explores its current demanding situations, targeting the contribution made through the Copenhagen Peace examine Institute. The authors examine how peace learn pertains to safety reports and diplomacy, supplying a complete learn of conceptual ideas and a dialogue of safeguard research within the ecu context.
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4 Finnish peace research and positivism The standard realist is supposed to stick to positivist guns by which the ‘true’ nature of politics can be observed. This perhaps only applies to Waltzian structural realism, born in the 1970s; as already mentioned, the practitioners of Finnish realism of the time can hardly be placed in a single methodological category. Therefore, one should not characterise the Finnish realists by the Polish criteria of positivism and conciliatoriness. Indeed, these traits seem to ﬁt better to Finnish ‘idealist’ peace researchers.
The university nominated Goldmann for the position, based on the conclusion of the majority of the evaluation committee. But the government found a ‘solution’ that conceded a point to the peace research community while not running too directly counter to the autonomy of the university: it cancelled the original position in Uppsala and reverted to the idea of having two positions in peace research, one in Uppsala (with an orientation towards war and disarmament) and one in Gothenburg (with an orientation towards development and environment).
David Singer, Unto Vesa and Peter Wallensteen for their insights and helpful comments. The responsibility remains, of course, solely mine. 2 On the other hand, of the older generation of Finnish IR scholars, Göran von Bonsdorff was close to peace research, although his main scholarly works had dealt with the Finnish party system and a broad history of technology and political systems (von Bonsdorff 1964).