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IN SEARCH OF PEACE ON THE SILK ROAD: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

  • TOKSOZ, ITIR (Department of International Relations at Dogus University)
  • Published : 2017.06.15

Abstract

Looking beyond the assumptions and arguments of commercial liberalism, which sees economic interdependence and cooperation as fostering peace, this paper demonstrates that peace as an ideal can be found in various theories of international politics. The author finds the commercial liberal perspective to peace to be too narrow to explain the opportunities and challenges posed along the Silk Road and proposes to look at the peace narrative on the Silk Road through the lens of other approaches to peace, including the more interdisciplinary field of peace studies, for a more comprehensive picture.

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