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- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 16.99
The classic opening scene of 2001, A Space Odyssey shows an ape-man wreaking havoc with humanity's first invention--a bone used as a weapon to kill a rival. It's an image that fits well with popular notions of our species as inherently violent, with the idea that humans are--and always have been--warlike by nature. But as Douglas P. Fry convincingly... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
Tomaz Mastnak's provocative analysis of the roots of peacemaking in the Western world elucidates struggles for peace that took place in the high and late Middle Ages. Mastnak traces the ways that eleventh-century peace movements, seeking to end violence among Christians, shaped not only power structures within Christendom but also the relationship... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 16.00
After four years of unspeakable horror and sacrifice on both sides, the Civil War was about to end. On March 4, 1865, at his Second Inaugural, President Lincoln did not offer the North the victory speech it yearned for, nor did he blame the South solely for the sin of slavery. Calling the whole nation to account, Lincoln offered a moral framework for... more...
- SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 48.95
This book provides a comprehensive guide to understanding conflict resolution in today's global world. In the first part, Peter Wallensteen introduces the fields of conflict resolution as they have developed since the end of the Cold War and demonstrates various approaches to conflict analysis and conflict resolution. The core of the book explores... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 42.00
Much is known about the media's role in conflict, but far less is known about the media's role in peace. Graham Spencer's study addresses this deficiency by providing a comparative analysis of reporting conflicts from around the world and examining media receptiveness to the development of peace. This book establishes an argument for the need to rethink... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 27.50
With contributions from Senator George J. Mitchell, Sir David Goodall, Sir George Quigley, Lord Owen and Niall ODowd among others, The Long Road to Peace in Northern Ireland shows how the drive for peace in Ireland has evolved, culminating in the Good Friday Agreement. A recurrent theme relates to the nature of peacemaking as a process rather... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 114.95
Offering a systematic reflection and review of existing literature on disarming, demobilizing and reintegrating (DDR) former combatants into society, this volume represents the first in-depth and comprehensive discussion of reintegration of former combatants in war to peace transitions. The authors' field research methodology will have potentially... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 12.00
?Nonviolence is not the recourse of the weak but actually calls for an uncommon kind of strength; it is not a refraining from something but the engaging of a positive force,? renowned peace activist Michael Nagler writes. Here he offers a step-by-step guide to creatively using nonviolence to confront any problem and to build change movements capable... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 195.00
Japan's postwar constitution in which the Japanese government famously renounced war forever has meant that the country has been reluctant, until recently, to commit its armed forces in the international arena. However, in the last decade or so, Japan has played a much more active role in peacekeeping and its troops have been deployed as part of UN... more...