Publication
Title
The peace/violence nexus : fundamental, multiple, contingent
Author
Abstract
This paper finds its point of departure in Murad Idris's argument about peace being a fundamentally violent ideal marked by an overarching logic of constitutive aggression. It responds to this categorical statement by reconstructing four distinct variants of the peace/violence nexus, each of which involves a different type of violence, performed by a different type of agent, with a different demeanor, at different times and intervals, and in relation to a different conception of peace. There is not one peace/violence nexus but at least four. What is more, a detailed examination of these peace/violence nexuses puts into doubt their fundamental nature, if by fundamental is meant intrinsic and inescapable. It draws attention to the contingency of their becoming a social and political reality, and thereby confirms that the imbrication of peace and violence may at least theoretically-and temporarily-be avoided.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of international political theory. - London, 2008, currens
Publication
London : Sage publications ltd , 2023
ISSN
1755-0882 [Print]
1755-1722 [Online]
DOI
10.1177/17550882231221690
Volume/pages
(2023) , 17 p.
ISI
001133680800001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Project info
A genealogy of peace: change and continuity in a ritual practice
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 09.01.2024
Last edited 19.01.2024
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