The Politics of Peace and the Consequences of War
Sun, May 6, 2007 • LBJ Library and Museum, 10th Floor
War is among the most ancient and regular of human activities, but its consequences for domestic politics are poorly understood. Scholars routinely allude to war’s transformative power for the states and societies preparing for and waging them, but studies of war’s domestic political consequences are comparatively rare. Elementary questions remain unanswered, and policy suffers as a result.This interdisciplinary workshop brings together leading scholars—from the fields of communication, economics, history, law, political science, public affairs, and sociology—from around the country and the world to begin to address the many intriguing questions surrounding the domestic political consequences of war.