In a globalized world, international political science is a discipline that arouses ever greater interest, both because it aims to promote knowledge of the mechanisms that regulate relations between states, cultures and civilizations, and because it is oriented towards identifying the tools in able to improve or, at least, regulate the complex dynamics of international politics, in order to reduce or avoid recourse to war and, consequently, favor the establishment of peace.
Retracing the stages of the development of this discipline, this volume collects, in an organic way, a series of essays aimed at facilitating reflection on the theme of the alternation between war and peace, in order to offer the reader, or scholar, the tools fundamental knowledge to have a critical vision of contemporary international politics.
Carlo Simon-Belli | Professor of International Relations and Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation at the University for Foreigners of Perugia. With a political background, he specializes in foresight studies, analysis of decision-making processes, simulation and resolution of conflicts, negotiation and mediation techniques. He has collaborated for over a decade with the Ministry of Defense (Cemiss / Casd), applying various theoretical methodologies for the study of political-economic scenarios to some countries of North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, developing decision-making and forecasting models international politics. He is the author and co-author of about ten volumes of international politics, both theoretical and empirical.