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Distinguished theologians, policymakers, military strategists, political scientists, economists, ethicists, and peace advocates explore the moral and religious dimensions of the challenges involved in shaping a just and peaceful post-Cold War world. Topics include morality and foreign policy; human rights, self determination, and sustainable development; global institutions; the use of force; and education and action for peace.

Distributed for the United States Catholic Conference

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"Written from varying ideological perspectives, but united in a concern for the application of moral values to international relations, this is a provocative and timely contribution to debate about the current and future course of foreign policy." -- Paul E. Sigmund, professor of politics, Princeton University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555866822
  • Publisher: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Publication date: 11/28/1994
  • Series: Publication Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 5
The New Challenge of Peace 17
The Illusion of Control 27
Creating Conditions of Peace: A Theological Framework 41
Back to Basics: Moral Reasoning and Foreign Policy "After Containment" 57
Towards an Effective Human Rights Agenda 73
Religious Nationalism and Human Rights 85
Identity, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination 97
Peace and the Moral Imperative of Democracy 105
"They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain!" -Isaiah 11:9 117
Humane Development: The Political Economy of Peace 133
Strengthening Global Institutions 149
Global Institutions: Action for the Future 165
Ethical Dilemmas in the Use of Force in the Post-Cold War World 175
Developing the Just-War Tradition in a Multicultural World 189
Casuistry, Pacifism, and the Just-War Tradition in the Post-Cold War Era 199
Catholic Social Thought and Humanitarian Intervention 215
Humanitarian Intervention: Its Possibilities and Limits 229
The Challenge of Peace and Stability in the New International Order 239
Education for Peacemaking 269
The Challenge of Conscience 275
Pastoral Response to the Ongoing Challenge of Peace 289
The Power of Virtue, the Virtue of Belief in Foreign Policy 299
Appendix: The Harvest of Justice Is Sown in Peace: A Reflection of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Tenth Anniversary of The Challenge of Peace 311
About the Authors 347
About the Editors 353
Index 355
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