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Rethinking War and Peace

ISBN-10: 0745321879

ISBN-13: 9780745321875

Edition: 2004

Authors: Diana Francis

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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 5/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Diana Francis has been described as one of the most experienced practitioners of conflict resolution. She is a former President of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and Chair of the Committee for Conflict Transformation Support. Her previous books, People, Peace and Power and Rethinking War and Peace are published by Pluto Press.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Where are we?
Events and realities
Presentation and perceptions
What is war good for? Myth and reality
The myth of war
War's causes
War leaders and their motivations
'Exhausted alternatives': the case of Kosovo
War's efficacy for good
The negative effects of war
Conclusion
War, violence and human nature
Power as domination
Violent structures
Us and them
Violence and human nature
The role of culture
Gender and violence
Nature and nurture: changing gender ro