The Elements of Peace: How Nonviolence Works

The Elements of Peace: How Nonviolence Works

by J. Frederick Arment
The Elements of Peace: How Nonviolence Works

The Elements of Peace: How Nonviolence Works

by J. Frederick Arment


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This guide to nonviolent conflict resolution presents thirty methods of maintaining or achieving peace, each with an in-depth case study. Methods covered, and their real-world applications, include the art of diplomacy (the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords), fair trade (the 1997 fair trade certification agreement), civil disobedience (the civil rights movement in the United States), humanitarianism (the rescue of the Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust), the rule of law (the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia), and peace education (the Nobel Peace Prize), among many others. It concludes with a summary of the methods and the virtues of peace.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786468546
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/09/2012
Pages: 271
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

J. Frederick Arment is director of International Cities of Peace and a founder of the Dayton International Peace Museum.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Introduction: Real-World Methods of Nonviolence     

1. The Art of Diplomacy: Dayton Peace Accords (1995)     

2. The Vision of Statecraft: The “Handover” of Hong Kong (1984)     
3. The Process of Reconciliation: Truth and Reconciliation Commission (1996)     
4. Mediation Techniques: The Good Friday Agreement (1999)     
5. Arbitration Techniques: The WTO TRIPPS Agreement (1995)     
6. Peacekeeping: East Timor Independence (1999)     
7. Economic Aid: Economic Aid to Africa (2008)     
8. Fair Trade: Fair Trade Certification Mark (1997)     
9. Boycott: The “No-Grapes” Boycott (1965–1975)     
10. United Action: Poland’s “Solidarnosc” Movement (1980)     
11. Civil Disobedience: The Civil Rights Movement (1955)     
12. Conscientious Objection: Desmond Doss (1945)     
13. Spiritual Practices: Penn’s Treaty with the Delaware (1693)     
14. Pacifism: The Russell-Einstein Manifesto (1955)     
15. Cultural Exchange: “Ping Pong Diplomacy” (1972)     
16. Citizen Diplomacy: Monitoring of Palestinian Elections (2006)     
17. Environmental Activism: The Green Belt Movement (1977)     
18. Artistic Expression: Imagine Peace Tower (2007)     
19. Nonviolent Resistance: Burma’s Buddhist Monk Vigils (2007)     
20. Arms Reduction: Strategic Offensive Reduction Treaty (2003)     
21. Humanitarianism: Rescue of the Hungarian Jews (1944–1945)     
22. Distributive Justice: Jubilee 2000 Drop the Debt Campaign (2000)     
23. Witnessing Violence: Human Shield Action in Iraq (2003)     
24. Rule of Law: International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (2003)     
25. Alternative Resources Acquisition: Non-Conflict Diamond Certification (2003)     
26. The Golden Rule: Mayor “Golden Rule” Jones (1897)     
27. Peace Education: Nobel Peace Prize (1901–present)     
28. Global Wellness: Doctors Without Borders (1971)     
29. Two-Party Conflict Resolution: Schoolyard Swing Dispute (every day)     
30. Personal Transformation: Sadako Sasaki’s Peace Cranes (1955)     
31. Summary of Methods     

Conclusion: The Virtuoso of Peace     

Appendix: The Methods and Virtues of Peace     
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