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Peace Ecology / Edition 1

Peace Ecology / Edition 1

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"Peace Ecology" presents a cutting-edge exploration of an emerging paradigm that links the essence of peace and nonviolence with the tenets of ecology and the principles of environmentalism. Looking at issues including food justice, water sharing, climate change, peace zones, and the free economy, this book considers examples and illustrations from around the world where people, communities, and nations are employing the teachings of ecology as a tool for mitigating conflict and promoting peace. "Peace Ecology" presents an integrative perspective that bears directly upon the most pressing issues of our time, constituting both the ecological realm of peace and the peacemaking potential of ecology. The volume examines the rich history, contemporary relevance, and transformative future potential inherent in this dynamic nexus of theory and action. Its overarching aim is no less than moving the current scarcity-conflict paradigm to one of cooperative resource management and, ultimately, toward peaceful coexistence both among ourselves and within the balance of nature.To read the Common Dreams excerpt of "Peace Ecology" Click Here.Talk Nation Radio Interview with Randall Amster and David Swanson here."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612052977
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Randall Amster, J.D., Ph.D., is Director of the Program on Justice and Peace at Georgetown University, and serves as Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association. His articles have appeared in journals including Peace Review, Contemporary Justice Review, and the Journal of Sustainability Education, and he has been a regular contributor to online publications including Common Dreams, Huffington Post, and Truthout. Among his works in the field of peace studies are the co-edited volumes Building Cultures of Peace: Transdisciplinary Voices of Hope and Action (2009) and Exploring the Power of Nonviolence: Peace, Politics, and Practice(2013).

Table of Contents

Introduction From the War Economy to Peace Ecology
1 Scarcity, Abundance, and Structural Peace
2 The Triumph of the Commons
3 Back to Basics: Reclaiming Life’s Essentials
4 Free at Last: Empathy, Solidarity, and the Gift Economy
5 Flirting with Disaster: Community Resilience in Times of Crisis
6 Resource Conflicts, or Sustainable Collaborations?
7 Transborder Peace Ecology
8 Collective Reenchantment
Conclusion Restabilizing the Habitat and Ourselves

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