A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (2018-19 Edition)

A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (2018-19 Edition)

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ISBN-13: 9780998085968
Publisher: World Beyond War
Publication date: 09/07/2018
Pages: 154
Sales rank: 310,599
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Kent holds a Ph.D. in history from Northern Illinois University and taught for thirty years at Northland College where he directed the Peace Studies program. He was one of the founders of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, a twenty-one campus consortium, and served several terms as its Executive Director.

David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015, 2016, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.

Patrick T. Hiller holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University and a M.A. in Human Geography from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. He is; Executive Director, War Prevention Initiative; Founding Editor, Peace Science Digest; Vice-President, International Peace Research Association Foundation; and teaches at the Conflict Resolution Program at Portland State University.

Table of Contents

SUMMARY

PREFACE TO 2018-19 EDITION

A GUIDING VISION OF PEACE

INTRODUCTION: A BLUEPRINT FOR ENDING WAR

WHY WE THINK A PEACE SYSTEM IS POSSIBLE

Nonviolence: The Foundation of Peace

OUTLINE OF AN ALTERNATIVE GLOBAL SECURITY SYSTEM

DEMILITARIZING SECURITY

Shift to a Non-Provocative Defense Posture

Phase Out Foreign Military Bases

Dismantle Military Alliances

End Invasions and Occupations

Disarmament

Conventional Weapons

Outlaw the Arms Trade

End the Use of Militarized Drones

Phase Out Weapons of Mass Destruction

Establish a Peace Economy

Realign Military Spending

The Economics of War Prevention

Create a Stable, Fair and Sustainable Global Economy

Democratize International Economic Institutions (WTO, IMF, IBRD)

Create an Environmentally Sustainable Global Aid Plan

Reconfigure the Response to Terrorism

The Role of Women in Peace and Security

MANAGING CONFLICT WITHOUT VIOLENCE

Executive Summary

Strategic Policy and Action Recommendations

Shifting to A Pro-Active Posture

Strengthening International Institutions and Regional Alliances

Reform the United Nations

Reform the Charter to More Effectively Deal with Aggression

Reform the General Assembly

Reform the Security Council

Provide Adequate Funding

Forecasting and Managing Conflicts Early On

Align Early with Indigenous Nonviolent Movements

Reform Peacekeeping Operations

International Law

Strengthen the International Court of Justice

Strengthen the International Criminal Court

Encourage Compliance with Existing Treaties

Create New Treaties

Establish Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

The Role of Global Civil Society and International NGOs

Nonviolent Intervention: Utilizing Civilian Peacekeeping Forces

Create a Nonviolent, Civilian-Based Defense Force

Proposals for Starting Over: Alternative Approaches to Humane Global Governance

Inherent Problems with Collective Security

Principles of Humane Global Governance

The Earth Federation & The Earth Constitution

Proposal for a Global Emergency Assembly

CREATING A CULTURE OF PEACE

Executive Summary

Strategic Policy and Action Recommendations

Establishing a Culture of Peace

Telling a New Story

The Unprecedented Peace Revolution of Modern Times

Planetary Citizenship: One People, One Planet, One Peace

Spreading and Funding Peace Education and Peace Research

Cultivating Peace Journalism

Utilize Religion as a Tool for Building Peace

ACCELERATING THE TRANSITION: BUILDING THE WORLD BEYOND WAR MOVEMENT

Coalition-Building

Peace Education Programs

Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigns

CONCLUSION

Be Inspired

APPENDICES

Who We Are

World BEYOND War Chapters, Affiliates and Country Coordinators

Resource Guide

Books

Movies

Debunking Myths of War (handout)

Kellogg-Briand Pact 1928 (handout)

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A Global Security System: An Alternative to War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Metanoia More than 1 year ago
This is the single best book I have ever read. It holds out hope for a failing world. It seems like war and environmental destruction are the traits of human beings. But this book points out that most of the time most of us live in peace. Our tendency towards sharing, cooperation and social lifestyle are very strong.