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Approaches to peace : a reader in peace studies

Author: David P Barash
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Provides a unique and interdisciplinary sampling of key articles and short literary selections focusing on the diverse facets of peace and conflict studies.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David P Barash
ISBN: 9780195382860 0195382862
OCLC Number: 319602650
Description: xi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Approaches to war. Why war? / Sigmund Freud --
On aggression / Konrad Z. Lorenz --
Warfare is only an invention --
not a biological necessity / Margaret Mead --
War is a force that gives us meaning / Chris Hedges --
War and other essays / William Graham Sumner --
Victims of groupthink / Irving Janis --
Causes of war / Michael Howard --
Structural theory of imperialism / Johan Galtung --
National images and international systems / Kenneth Boulding --
Glamorized nationalism : some examples in poetry --
Redefining security : the new global schisms / Michael T. Klare. pt. 2. Building "negative peace." The moral equivalent of war / William James --
Getting to yes / Roger Fisher, William Ury and Bruce Patton --
Disarmament demands GRIT / Charles Osgood --
Ten nuclear myths / David Krieger and Angela McCrackien --
A world free of nuclear weapons / George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger and Sam Nunn --
Powerful peace / Jonathan Schell --
Finding the future : the role of economic conversion in shaping the twenty-first century / Lloyd J. Dumas --
International law / David P. Barash --
Insider's guide to the UN / Linda Fasulo. pt. 3. Responding to terrorism. Terrorism past and present / RAND Corporation --
The clash of civilizations / Samuel P. Huntington --
Terrorism : theirs and ours / Eqbal Ahmad --
Defining a just war / Richard Falk --
Dying to win : the strategic logic of suicide terrorism / Robert Pape --
Terror : the neglected but inescapable core of terrorism / Charles P. Webel. pt. 4. Building "positive peace." The land ethic / Aldo Leopold --
Nobel Prize acceptance speech / Al Gore --
Pedagogy of the oppressed / P. Freire --
Global economic solidarity / Jeffrey Sachs --
Letter from a Birmingham Jail / Martin Luther King, Jr. --
Human rights / David P. Barash. pt. 5. Nonviolence. Civil disobedience / Henry David Thoreau --
Letter to Ernest Howard Crosby / Leo Tolstoy --
Conscientious objector / Edna St. Vincent Millay --
Neither victims nor executioners / Albert Camus --
Ahimsa, or the way of nonviolence / Mohandas Gandhi --
Civilian resistance as a national defense / Gene Sharp. pt. 6. Religious inspiration. Hinduism : the Bhagavad Gita --
Buddhism : being peace / Thich Nhat Hanh --
Taoism : Tao De Ching --
Judaism : the Old Testament --
Christianity : the New Testament --
Islam : the meaning of jihad / Ali Gomaa --
Holy disobedience / A.J. Muste --
A devout meditation in memory of Adolf Eichmann / Thomas Merton. pt. 7. Peace movements, transformation, and the future. Building utopias in history / Elise Boulding --
On humane governance / Richard Falk --
Sexism and the war system / Betty Reardon --
Human approach to world peace / Dalai Lama --
Empire v. democracy : why nemesis is at our door / Chalmers Johnson --
No future without forgiveness / Desmond Tutu --
Antiwar activists, where are you? / Victoria Bonney --
A few poetic visions.
Responsibility: edited by David P. Barash.

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Provides a unique and interdisciplinary sampling of key articles and short literary selections focusing on the diverse facets of peace and conflict studies.

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