Justice and Peace : A Christian Primer

ISBN-10: 1570754616
ISBN-13: 9781570754616
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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List price: $24.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 5/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 286
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition of this classroom text has added substantial discussions of globalization, ethno-nationalist conflict, terrorism and conflicts in the Middle East.

Introductionp. 1
Objectives and Audiencep. 1
Revisions to the First Editionp. 4
Acknowledgmentsp. 4
The Twenty-First Century: How Did We Get Here?p. 7
Colonialismp. 8
Commemorating Columbusp. 8
Europe Colonizes the Worldp. 9
1500-1815p. 9
1815-1945p. 12
The United States Emerges as a Neo-Colonial Power in the Twentieth Centuryp. 15
The Industrial Revolutionp. 17
When Britain Was the World's Workshopp. 17
Future Shockp. 20
Trends at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Centuryp. 23
Great Powers and Empirep. 23
The Cold Warp. 24
The End of the Cold Warp. 25
A Wave of Democracy Sweeping the Globep. 26
Globalizationp. 26
Conclusionp. 27
Study Questionsp. 27
Poverty and Developmentp. 29
The Human Face of Povertyp. 29
The Gap between the North and the Southp. 32
Measuring Poverty and Developmentp. 34
Globalization: Promise and Perilp. 35
Overcoming Povertyp. 38
Multi-National Corporations and Investmentp. 38
Foreign Aidp. 43
Trade and NAFTAp. 46
The Debt Crisis and Jubilee 2000p. 49
Domestic Inequity and Human Developmentp. 51
The Millennium Development Goalsp. 54
Poverty and the United States Economyp. 55
Health-Care Reformp. 56
Welfare Reformp. 57
Poverty and Conflictp. 59
Study Questionsp. 60
Population Explosion, Resource Depletion, and Environmental Destructionp. 62
Values and Conceptsp. 63
Population Explosionp. 64
Resource Depletionp. 70
Energy: The Master Resourcep. 70
Forests and Biodiversityp. 73
Fresh Water and Ocean Fisheriesp. 75
Land and Food Securityp. 78
Atmospheric Pollutionp. 79
Ozone Depletionp. 79
Global Warmingp. 80
Nuclear Powerp. 83
Waste Disposalp. 84
Environment, Conflict, and Securityp. 86
Sustainable Development?p. 88
Study Questionsp. 90
Human Rightsp. 92
History and Contextp. 93
The United Statesp. 97
The Meaning of Human Rightsp. 99
Cultural Relativismp. 102
Discrimination against Womenp. 103
Race, Religion, Castep. 107
Discrimination against Homosexualsp. 111
Conclusionp. 112
Study Questionsp. 112
Conflict and Warp. 114
Ethno-Nationalist Conflict and Humanitarian Interventionp. 115
When Nations Want to Become Statesp. 116
Christian Ethics and the Idolatry of Nationalismp. 119
The Global Landscape of Conflict and Warp. 121
The Middle Eastp. 122
Israel/Palestinep. 122
Iraqp. 124
The Kurdsp. 125
Europep. 126
Northern Irelandp. 126
The Balkan Peninsulap. 128
Kosovop. 130
Chechnyap. 131
Asiap. 132
Sri lankap. 132
Kashmirp. 132
Africap. 134
Latin Americap. 138
Is Humanitarian Intervention Justified?p. 138
A Moral Response to Terrorismp. 143
Just Peacemaking and Terrorismp. 145
Conclusionp. 146
Study Questionsp. 147
Weapons and Disarmamentp. 149
Nuclear Mattersp. 150
Lest We Forget: Unimaginable Destructionp. 151
Nuclear Proliferationp. 153
Arms Controlp. 156
Missile Defensep. 158
Deterrence or Disarmament?p. 160
Chemical and Biological Weaponsp. 163
Chemical Weaponsp. 163
Biological Weaponsp. 165
Land Minesp. 165
Fuel to the Fire: The Trade in Conventional Armsp. 167
The Arms Tradep. 167
Curtailing the Arms Tradep. 170
U.S. Military Spendingp. 170
Study Questionsp. 174
Peace and Security in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 175
From Realism to Comprehensive Securityp. 176
A Principled Foreign Policy for a Just World Orderp. 178
Diplomacyp. 179
Sustainable Developmentp. 181
Democratizationp. 182
Demilitarizationp. 182
Study Questionsp. 185
Christian Faith, Jesus, and Catholic Social Teachingp. 186
Christian Faithp. 186
Jesus and the Spiritp. 187
The Politics of Compassionp. 187
An Inclusive Early Churchp. 189
Jesus' Third Wayp. 190
Catholic Social Teachingp. 194
Study Questionsp. 204
Christian Citizenship and Resources for Involvementp. 205
Resources for Involvement and Informationp. 212
Organizationsp. 212
Economic Justicep. 213
Environment/Ecologyp. 214
Human Rightsp. 215
Peace and Disarmamentp. 216
Catholic Social Teachingp. 216
Projectsp. 217
For Further Information and Studyp. 217
Periodicals and Journalsp. 218
Booksp. 218
Web Sitesp. 220
Study Questionsp. 221
Notesp. 223
Indexp. 267
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