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By Stefano Guzzini

This e-book examines the improvement of peace examine and explores its current demanding situations, targeting the contribution made via the Copenhagen Peace learn Institute. The authors examine how peace examine pertains to protection reports and diplomacy, offering a entire research of conceptual options and a dialogue of safety research within the eu context.

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5 When Galtung was appointed in the summer of 1969, he initially shared his time between PRIO and the university. However, this dual operation – on top of an increasingly busy schedule of international conference participation and guest lecturing – became increasingly difficult to maintain. 6 Galtung increasingly devoted his time (at least the portion of it that he spent in Norway) to his university position. Initially his lectures were listed under the Department of Sociology, but later he succeeded in having ‘the Chair’, as it increasingly came to be called, placed directly under the Faculty of Social Sciences, borrowing a model from a recently established chair in administrative science.

Foreign policy advice Thus much of the writing on peace research dealt directly with the foreign policy agenda; nuclear arms control, détente and Finnish foreign and defence policy. What exacerbated the debate was that both more established scholars and peace researchers competed to give policy advice. 8 In this competitive context, it is almost ironic that, on most of the big issues, the views of realists and peace researchers were not that far from each other. They both supported the so-called Paasikivi–Kekkonen line in Finnish foreign policy, friendly relations with the Soviet Union, the Nordic nuclear-free zone, the organisation of the CSCE and the United Nations.

None of the other applicants could give these two serious competition. Once again, in addition to the routine appeals from applicants who felt unfairly treated, a political campaign ensued. 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.

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