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International Political Theory
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Thomas Hobbes's Conception of Peace

Civil Society and International Order

Authors: Jaede, Maximilian

  • Offers a comprehensive account of Thomas Hobbes's vision of peace
  • Provides a fresh perspective on the continuing significance of Hobbes’s international political thought
  • Reconsiders Hobbes's relationship to realism and liberal internationalism
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This book explores Hobbes’s ideas about the internal pacification of states, the prospect of a peaceful international order, and the connections between civil and international peace. It questions the notion of a negative Hobbesian peace, which is based on the mere suppression of violence, and emphasises his positive vision of everlasting peace in a well-governed commonwealth. The book also highlights Hobbes’s ideas about international coexistence and cooperation, which he considers integral to good government. In examining Hobbes’s conception of peace, it provides a fresh perspective on his international political thought. The findings also have wider implications for the ways in which we think about Hobbes’s relationship to the realist and liberal traditions of international thought, and will appeal to students and scholars of political theory and international relations.

About the authors

Maximilian Jaede is Course Organiser at the Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh, UK. Previously, he was a research fellow at the Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and taught political theory at the University of Stirling, UK. 

Reviews

“Despite recent work in the history of political thought and international relations theory depicting Hobbes either as a realist or a liberal internationalist, he was in fact neither, as Jaede’s thought-provoking book shows. Hobbes’s theory of peace may significantly depart from our modern international order, as he argues, but it nevertheless serves as a useful vantage point from which we can—and should—critique and re-evaluate our current condition.” (Professor Theodore Christov, George Washington University, USA)

“In this timely volume, Jaede addresses the relationship of international and civil peace, showing that Hobbes understood their close connection. His was a realistic understanding of international relations, at odds with both modern realists’ focus on war and liberal internationalists’ faith in international institutions. Governments, he thought, should be prepared for war and, through good rule, simultaneously pursue peace at home. Jaede’s Hobbes foresees the modern reality that international peace feeds on civil peace.” (Professor Deborah Baumgold, University of Oregon, USA)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-16

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  • Peace and Society

    Pages 17-42

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  • Peace and Justice

    Pages 43-70

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  • Peace and Defence

    Pages 71-93

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  • Conclusion

    Pages 95-102

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Buy this book

eBook £35.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76066-7
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Hardcover £44.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-09394-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thomas Hobbes's Conception of Peace
Book Subtitle
Civil Society and International Order
Authors
Series Title
International Political Theory
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76066-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76066-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76065-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09394-5
Series ISSN
2662-6039
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 105
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