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Approaches to Peace: A Reader in Peace Studies / Edition 2
     

Approaches to Peace: A Reader in Peace Studies / Edition 2

by David P. Barash
 

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ISBN-10: 0195382862

ISBN-13: 2900195382869

Pub. Date: 08/10/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Approaches to Peace provides a unique and interdisciplinary sampling of classic articles and short literary selections focusing on the diverse aspects of peace and conflict studies. Readings cover the causes of war and ways to prevent it; the need for peace; nonviolence and peace movements; religious inspirations; and our future prospects for peace. The book offers a

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Approaches to Peace provides a unique and interdisciplinary sampling of classic articles and short literary selections focusing on the diverse aspects of peace and conflict studies. Readings cover the causes of war and ways to prevent it; the need for peace; nonviolence and peace movements; religious inspirations; and our future prospects for peace. The book offers a balanced and unbiased approach that is vital and easily adaptable to general discussions of both peace and conflict, as well as to the rapidly changing issues of the moment. Each selection is prefaced by a short introduction highlighting the author's background, the work's historical context, and the selection's significance in terms of the "big picture."

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ISBN-13:
2900195382869
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/10/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304

Table of Contents

*=New to this Edition
Each chapter ends with Study Questions and Suggestions for Further Reading.
Preface
Introduction: Approaches to Approaches to Peace
Chapter 1: Understanding War
1. Why War?, Sigmund Freud
2. On Aggression, Konrad Z. Lorenz
3. Warfare Is Only an Invention—Not a Biological Necessity, Margaret Mead
4. War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, Chris Hedges
5. War and Other Essays, William Graham Sumner
6. Victims of Groupthink, Irving Janis
7. The Causes of War, Michael Howard
8. National Images and International Systems, Kenneth Boulding
9. The Clash of Civilizations, Samuel Huntington
* 10. Resource Competition in the 21st Century, Michael T. Klare
* 11. Battlefields of the Future, Peter Singer
* 12. The Revisionist Imperative: Rethinking Twentieth-Century Wars, Andrew J. Bacevich
Chapter 2: Building "Negative Peace"
1. The Moral Equivalent of War, William James
2. Getting to Yes, Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton
3. Disarmament Demands GRIT, Charles Osgood
4. Ten Nuclear Myths, David Krieger and Angela McCrackien
5. A World Free of Nuclear Weapons, George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, and Sam Nunn
6. A Powerful Peace, Jonathan Schell
* 7. Nuclear Proliferation: History and Lessons, Volha Charnysh
* 8. Transforming the War Economy into the Peacekeeping Economy: Using Economic Relationships to Build a More Peaceful, Prosperous, and Secure World, Lloyd J. Dumas
9. International Law, David P. Barash
* 10. Just War Doctrine, from Catholic Answers
11. An Insider's Guide to the UN, Linda Fasulo
* 12. World Government?, David P. Barash
* 13. Violence Vanquished, Steven Pinker
* 14. Life Without War, Douglas P. Fry
Chapter 3: Responding to Terrorism
1. Terrorism Past and Present, RAND Corporation
* 2. The Evil Scourge of Terrorism: Reality, Construction, Remedy, Noam Chomsky
3. Terrorism: Theirs and Ours, Eqbal Ahmad
* 4. The U.S. Response to Terrorism, Haviland Smith
5. Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism, Robert Pape
6. Clarifying the Meaning of Jihad, Ali Gomaa
Chapter 4: Building "Positive Peace"
1. The Land Ethic, Aldo Leopold
2. Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, Al Gore
3. The Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire
4. Global Economic Solidarity, Jeffrey Sachs
5. Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr.
6. Human Rights, David P. Barash
Chapter 5: Nonviolence
1. Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau
2. Letter to Ernest Howard Crosby, Leo Tolstoy
3. Conscientious Objector, Edna St. Vincent Millay
4. Neither Victims Nor Executioners, Albert Camus
5. Ahimsa, or the Way of Nonviolence, Mohandas Gandhi
* 6. Seeking a Solution to the Problem of War, Gene Sharp
* 7. Soft Power, Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
Chapter 6: Peace Movements, Transformation, and the Future
1. On Humane Governance, Richard Falk
2. Sexism and the War System, Betty Reardon
3. A Human Approach to World Peace, Dalai Lama
4. No Future Without Forgiveness, Desmond Tutu
* 5. Vision: Revolution Is as Unpredictable and Beautiful as Spring, Rebecca Solnit
6. Antiwar Activists, Where Are You?, Victoria Bonney
Index

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