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Cultural norms, war and the environment

Author: Arthur H Westing; Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.; United Nations Environment Programme.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays examine links between the threats to humankind of military devastation and environmental exhaustion, focusing on the ways in which cultural norms concerning the environment have inhibited the preparations for, and conduct of war, and suggesting how such norms could be developed.
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Cultural norms, war and the environment.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1988
(OCoLC)651738107
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur H Westing; Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.; United Nations Environment Programme.
ISBN: 0198291256 9780198291251
OCLC Number: 17675756
Notes: On t.p.: Sipri, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute; United Nations Environment Programme.
Description: xiv, 177 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Constraints on military disruption of the biosphere --
Historical evolution of cultural norms relating to war and the environment --
Cultural norms in the USSR relating to war and the environment --
Gender as an influence on cultural norms relating to war and the environment --
Special challenge of our time --
Law as a force in shaping cultural norms relating to war and the environment --
Formal education as a force in shaping cultural norms relating to war and the environment --
News media as forces in shaping cultural norms relating to war and the environment --
Arts as forces in shaping cultural norms relating to war and the environment --
Towards non-violent conflict resolution and environmental protection.
Responsibility: edited by Arthur H. Westing.
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