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Approaches to Peace A Reader in Peace Studies

ISBN-10: 0199949158
ISBN-13: 9780199949151
Edition: 3rd 2013
Authors: David P. Barash
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Description: Approaches to Peace: A Reader in Peace Studies, Third Edition, provides a unique and interdisciplinary sampling of key articles and literary selections focusing on the diverse facets of peace and conflict studies. Featuring both classic and  More...

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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 9.20" wide x 7.40" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Approaches to Peace: A Reader in Peace Studies, Third Edition, provides a unique and interdisciplinary sampling of key articles and literary selections focusing on the diverse facets of peace and conflict studies. Featuring both classic and contemporary work, it enables students to read highly influential articles while also introducing them to the most current perspectives in the field. Timeless classics from Leo Tolstoy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, and Henry DavidThoreau are included alongside contemporary pieces. Updated to address current concerns, the third edition incorporates fourteen new readings.Ideal on its own as a foundation text in any introductory peace studies course, Approaches to Peace, Third Edition, is also compact enough to use as a supplement with more specialized readings. Each selection is prefaced by a short introduction highlighting the author's background, the work's historical context, and the selection's significance in terms of the "big picture." Study questions and a list of suggested readings at the end of each selection also provide useful resources forstudents.

David P. Barash holds a Ph.D. in zoology & is professor of psychology & zoology at the University of Washington. He has been especially active in the growth & development of sociobiology as a scientific discipline.

Preface
Introduction: Approaches to Approaches to Peace
Understanding War
Why War?
On Aggression
Warfare is Only an Invention - Not a Biological Necessity
War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
War and Other Essays
Victims of Groupthink
The Causes of War
National Images and International Systems
The Clash of Civilizations
Resource Competition in the 21st Century
Battlefields of the Future
The Revisionist Imperative: Rethinking Twentieth Century Wars
Study Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Building "Negative Peace"
The Moral Equivalent of War
Getting to Yes
Disarmament Demands GRIT
Ten Nuclear Myths
A World Free of Nuclear Weapons
A Powerful Peace
Nuclear Proliferation: History and Lessons
Transforming the War Economy into the Peacekeeping Economy: Using Economic Relationships to Build A More Peaceful, Prosperous and Secure World
International Law
Just War Doctrine
An Insider's Guide to the UN
World Government?
Violence Vanquished
Life Without War
Study Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Responding to Terrorism
Terrorism Past and Present
The Evil Scourge of Terrorism: Reality, Construction, Remedy
Terrorism: Theirs and Ours
The U.S. Response to Terrorism
Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism
Clarifying the Meaning of Jihad
Study Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Building "Positive Peace"
The Land Ethic
Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
The Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Global Economic Solidarity
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Human Rights
Study Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Nonviolence
Civil Disobedience
Letter to Ernest Howard Crosby
Conscientious Objector
Neither Victims Nor Executioners
Ahimsa, or the Way of Nonviolence
Seeking a Solution to the Problem of War
Soft Power
Study Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Peace Movements, Transformation, and the Future
On Humane Governance
Sexism and the War System
A Human Approach to World Peace
No Future Without Forgiveness
Vision: Revolution is as Unpredictable and as Beautiful as Spring
Antiwar Activists, Where Are You?
Study Questions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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