Peace and Conflict Studies / Edition 2
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Peace and Conflict Studies / Edition 2

by Charles P. Webel, David P. Barash
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412961203

ISBN-13: 9781412961202

Pub. Date: 07/10/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This thoroughly revised Third Edition of Peace and Conflict Studies, by David P. Barash and Charles P. Webel, sets the gold standard as an accessible introduction and comprehensive exploration of this vital subject. The authors share their vast knowledge and analysis of 21st-century world events—including new coverage on timely topics such as the scope and

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This thoroughly revised Third Edition of Peace and Conflict Studies, by David P. Barash and Charles P. Webel, sets the gold standard as an accessible introduction and comprehensive exploration of this vital subject. The authors share their vast knowledge and analysis of 21st-century world events—including new coverage on timely topics such as the scope and history of peace and conflict studies, the nature of violence and nonviolence, cutting-edge military technologies, the rise of the "BRIC" countries, and the US and Global Peace Indexes. With an encyclopedic scope, this introductory book chronicles a plethora of important global topics from pre-history to the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412961202
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/10/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Promise of Peace, the Problems of War
Chapter 1. The Meanings of Peace
Chapter 2. Peace and Conflict Studies, Education, and Research
Chapter 3. The Meanings of Wars
Chapter 4. Terrorism Versus Counterterrorism
Chapter 5. The Special Significance of Nuclear Weapons
Part II. The Reasons For Wars
Chapter 6. The Individual Level
Chapter 7. The Group Level
Chapter 8. The State Level
Chapter 9. The Decision-Making Level
Chapter 10. The Ideological, Social, and Economic Levels
Part III. Building "Negative Peace "
Chapter 11. Peace Movements
Chapter 12. Diplomacy, Negotiations, and Conflict Resolution
Chapter 13. Disarmament and Arms Control
Chapter 14. International Cooperation
Chapter 15. Peace Through Strength?
Chapter 16. International Law
Chapter 17. Ethical and Religious Perspectives
Part IV. Building Positive Peace
Chapter 18. Human Rights
Chapter 19. Ecological Well-Being
Chapter 20. Economic Well-Being
Chapter 21. Movements Toward Democracy
Chapter 22. National Reconciliation
Chapter 23. Nonviolence
Chapter 24. Toward A More Peaceful Future

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