Peaceful Change: An International Problem

Peaceful Change: An International Problem

Peaceful Change: An International Problem

Peaceful Change: An International Problem

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The lectures brought together in this book were delivered at the London School of Economics, mostly during the early months of 1937, by members of the staff of the School. The problem of peaceful change having been chosen for treatment by the International Studies Conference--with whose doings the School has been associated from the first (through representation on the British Co-ordinating Committee for International Studies)--the subject seemed specially entitled, apart from its intrinsic merits, to a place in the programme for the year. The interest the lectures aroused was such as to encourage the notion that their material might with advantage be made available in permanent form.

It is probably almost inevitable, in a symposium of this kind, that particular aspects of a complicated matter should seem in the end to have come in for less than their due share of emphasis: and it will hardly be expected of this book that it should even purport to do full justice to its many-sided theme. It is to be seen rather as a single contribution to a newly developing debate--a debate which must presumably go on until the problem of peace shall have either been solved or else given up in despair.

By prevailing upon the several authors to surrender their texts in the original form, not, that is . . .

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