International Conflict and Collective Security: The Principle of Concern in International Organization
The control of man’s violence against man presents to modern society its greatest problem. A capacity to deal with the most devastating type of conflict—international war—is crucial to human welfare and even to the survival of civilization. Nations have become interdependent in technology and economy, but world political organization is based on a system of sovereign states now divided into hostile camps armed with absolute weapons.
This book is a study of the development of collective security, or international cooperative action for the maintenance of peace. The approach is based upon the “principle of concern,” a recognition of the fact ...Read More