Demilitarization in the Contemporary World by Peter N. Stearns

By Peter N. Stearns

Contemporary international background has highlighted militarization in lots of methods, from the worldwide chilly conflict and diverse neighborhood conflicts to the overall assumption that nationhood implies an important and starting to be army. but the 20 th century additionally bargains extraordinary examples of large-scale demilitarization, either imposed and voluntary. Demilitarization within the modern World fills a key hole in present historic realizing by means of analyzing demilitarization courses in Germany, Japan, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. participants examine components equivalent to army defeat, border safety hazards, monetary pressures, and the improvement of sturdy peace cultures between citizenry. Exemplifying the political problems of demilitarization in either its mess ups and successes, Demilitarization within the modern World offers a potential roadmap for destiny regulations and practices.

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