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Peace A History of Movements and Ideas

ISBN-10: 0521670004
ISBN-13: 9780521670005
Edition: 2008
Authors: David Cortright
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 390
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Veteran scholar and peace activist David Cortright offers a definitive history of the human striving for peace and an analysis of its religious and intellectual roots. This authoritative, balanced, and highly readable volume traces the rise of peace advocacy and internationalism from their origins in earlier centuries through the mass movements of recent decades: the pacifist campaigns of the 1930s, the Vietnam antiwar movement, and the waves of disarmament activism that peaked in the 1980s. Also explored are the underlying principles of peace - nonviolence, democracy, social justice, and human rights - all placed within a framework of realistic pacifism. Building Peace brings the story up-to-date by examining opposition to the Iraq War and responses to the so-called war on terror. This is history with a modern twist, set in the context of current debates about the responsibility to protect, nuclear proliferation, Darfur, and conflict transformation.

David Cortright is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Fourth Freedom Forum and the Director of Policy Studies at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. His most recent book is Towards Nuclear Zero, written with Raimo V�yrynen (2010).

Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
What is peace?
Idealism and realism
New wars
Defining terms
What's in a word?
"Pacifist" Japan?
Latin American and African traditions
Pacifism and "just war"
An outline of peace history
An overview of peacemaking ideas
Movements
The first peace societies
Stirrings
Social origins and political agendas
Elihu Burritt: the learned blacksmith
The first peace congresses
The right of self-determination
Universalizing peace
The Hague Peace Conference
Not enough
Toward internationalism
Concepts and trends
The arbitration revolution
A League of Nations
Wilson's vision
The challenge of supporting the League
Outlawing war
Facing fascism
Peace movement reborn
Pledging war resistance
Revolutionary antimilitarism
The Peace Ballot
Against appeasement
Imperial failure
The neutrality debate
The emergency peace campaign
Losing Spain
The end of "pacifism"
Debating disarmament
Early reluctance
Disarmament to the fore
Challenging the "merchants of death"
The naval disarmament treaties
World disarmament conference
The collapse of disarmament
Disarmament at fault?
Confronting the cold war
Creating the United Nations
The rise of world federalism
Cold war collapse
Militarization and resistance in Japan
The leviathan
Speaking truth to power
Banning the bomb
The shock of discovery
Scientists organize
The Baruch plan
For nuclear sanity
The beginning of arms control
Nuclear pacifism in Japan
The rise of the nuclear freeze
God against the bomb
A prairie fire
Ferment in Europe
Who won?
Lessons from the end of the cold war
Refusing war
Vietnam: a triangular movement
Challenging presidents, constraining escalation
Social disruption and political costs
Resistance in the military
The rise of conscientious objection
The movement against war in Iraq
Winning while losing
Countering the "war on terror"
Themes
Religion
Eastern traditions
Study war no more
Salaam and jihad
Christianity
Anabaptists and Quakers
Tolstoy's anarchist pacifism
Social Christianity
Catholic peacemaking
Niebuhr's challenge
Beyond perfectionism
The nonviolent alternative
A force more powerful
Religious roots
Action for change
Coercion and nonviolence
The power of love
Spirit and method
Two hands
A tool against tyranny
Courage and strength
Democracy
Early voices
Democracy against militarism
Cobden: peace through free trade
Kant: the philosopher of peace
Human nature
For democratic control
The Kantian triad
The insights of feminism
Empowering women
Social justice
Socialism and pacifism: early differences
Convergence
The Leninist critique
Scientific pacifism
Peace through economic justice
The development-peace nexus
Development for whom?
Responsibility to protect
Bridging the cold war divide
War for democracy?
Opposing war, advancing freedom
Human rights and security
Debating Kosovo
The responsibility to protect
Peace operations
The challenge in Darfur
A moral equivalent
The belligerence of the masses
Peace and its discontents: the Einstein-Freud dialogue
Nonmilitary service
Nonviolent warriors
Transforming conflict
Human security service
Patriotic pacifism
Realizing disarmament
From nonproliferation to disarmament
The Canberra Commission
Sparking the debate
"Weapons of terror"
What is zero?
Realistic pacifism
Theory
Practice
Action
Bibliography
Index

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