Peace and Conflict Studies

ISBN-10: 0761925074
ISBN-13: 9780761925071
Edition: 2002
List price: $89.95
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Description: This book comprehensively introduces students to the relatively young interdisciplinary field of peace and conflict studies. A hallmark of the book is the effort it makes to encourage independent and critical thinking among student readers.

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Book details

List price: $89.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/19/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.596

This book comprehensively introduces students to the relatively young interdisciplinary field of peace and conflict studies. A hallmark of the book is the effort it makes to encourage independent and critical thinking among student readers.

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.

Charles Webel received a multidisciplinary Ph.D. in Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, and Philosophy in 1976 from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, he has pursued post-doctoral studies at Harvard University and the Max Planck Institute and at the Universities of Paris, Frankfurt, and Heidelberg. A lecturer in the School of Social Welfare at Berkeley, his major fields of concentration include social and political theory; peace and conflict studies; social, political, and cultural psychology; and the philosophy of science and the social sciences. In addition to his academic career, he briefly enjoyed a career in publishing as executive editor of social sciences, social work, and philosophy at Columbia University Press (1980-83).nbsp;nbsp;

The Promise of Peace, The Problem of War
The Meanings of Peace
Peace Movements
The Meanings of War
The Special Significance of Nuclear Weapons
The Reasons for Wars
The Individual Level
The Group Level
The State Level
The Decision-Making Level
The Ideological, Social, and Economic Levels
Building "Negative Peace"
Diplomacy, Negotiations, and Conflict Resolution
Peace Through Strength?
Disarmament and Arms Control
International Organizations
International Law
World Government
Ethical and Religious Perspectives
Building "Positive Peace"
Human Rights
Ecological Wholeness
Economic Well-Being
Nonviolence
Toward the Future

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