Toward a Theory of Peace: The Role of Moral Beliefs is an edited version of the thesis by the same name submitted by Randall Caroline Watson Forsberg in May 1997 to the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was studying for her Ph.D. The thesis was certified in June 1997 by Forsberg’s thesis supervisor, Joshua Cohen, then professor of philosophy and political science, and accepted by Barry R. Posen, professor of political science and then chairman of the Graduate Program Committee. The current volume was copyedited, corrected, and reformatted for publication by Sandra J. Kisner, administrative assistant at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at Cornell University, under our oversight. It is published with permission from MIT.
We are grateful above all to Sandra for her meticulous work; to Hirokazu Miyazaki, former director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, for endorsing publication of this book in the Cornell Global Perspectives series and providing funding for the workshop associated with its release; to Dean Smith, director of Cornell University Press, and his staff for their support; to Jonathan Miller of the Einaudi Center for his editorial and production help, including with the online version of this book; to Jill Breithbart for the cover design; to Elaine Scott for administrative support at the Reppy Institute; to Judith Reppy for general wisdom, for editorial advice, and for preserving the archive of the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies, upon which we drew for our introductory essay; to Agnieszka Nimark for preparing the archive for deposit at Cornell University Library; and to Evan Earle, Cornell University Archivist, for welcoming the collection and making it available to the public.
Matthew Evangelista, Professor of Government, Cornell University
Neta C. Crawford, Professor of Political Science, Boston University