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Reconciliation & Peace Studies

  • The Nonviolence Handbookby Michael N. Nagler

    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...

  • The Ordeal of Peace: Demobilization and the Urban Experience in Britain and Germany, 1917?1921by Professor Adam R Seipp; Dr John Bourne

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Historians know a great deal about how wars begin, but far less about how they end. Whilst much has been written about the forces, passions, and institutions that mobilized societies for war and worked to sustain that mobilization through years of struggle, much less is known about the equally complex processes that demobilized societies in the wake... more...

  • From Soldiers to Citizensby Dr Chris Alden; Dr Joćo Gomes Porto; Ms Imogen Parsons

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Demilitarization of conflict and society is crucial to building sustainable peace in countries emerging from the scourge of civil war. As longstanding conflicts come to an end, processes which facilitate the potentially volatile transition from formal peace to social peace are critically important. At the heart of the exercise is the necessity of... more...

  • I Shall Not Hateby Izzeldin Abuelaish

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    Heart-breaking, hopeful and horrifying, I Shall Not Hate is a Palestinian doctor's inspiring account of his extraordinary life, growing up in poverty but determined to treat his patients in Gaza and Israel regardless of their ethnic origin. A London University- and Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee... more...

  • Gandhi in the Westby Sean Scalmer

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    A history of Gandhi's previously underestimated influence on Western protest, and thereby modern Western history. more...

  • How to Make Peace in the Middle East in Six Months or Lessby Gregory Levey

    Free Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    Gregory Levey?s modest goal is to solve the Middle East conflict?all by himself. After returning to North America following a stint in his midtwenties writing speeches for the Israeli government?first at the United Nations and then for the prime minister in Jerusalem?he thinks he is leaving the madness of the Middle East conflict behind. But nothing... more...

  • Conflict, Complexity and Mathematical Social Scienceby Gordon Burt

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 124.95

    This book provides a foundational mathematical approach to the modelling of social conflict. Unique in its multidisciplinary focus it is a vital resource for all researchers in peace science, peace and conflict studies, politics, international relations, mathematical modelling in the social sciences and complexity theory. more...

  • Resisting Reaganby Christian Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    A comprehensive analysis of the U.S. Central America peace movement, Resisting Reagan explains why more than one hundred thousand U.S. citizens marched in the streets, illegally housed refugees, traveled to Central American war zones, committed civil disobedience, and hounded their political representatives to contest the Reagan administration's... more...

  • On Compromise and Rotten Compromisesby Avishai Margalit

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 18.95

    When is political compromise acceptable--and when is it fundamentally rotten, something we should never accept, come what may? What if a rotten compromise is politically necessary? Compromise is a great political virtue, especially for the sake of peace. But, as Avishai Margalit argues, there are moral limits to acceptable compromise even for peace.... more...

  • The Words of Peaceby Irwin Abrams; Jimmy Carter

    Newmarket Press 2009; US$ 12.95

    In a new up-to-date edition, an inspirational collection of excerpts from Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speeches since the award's inception in 1901--including 2007 winner Al Gore. Selected by the world's foremost historian of the Nobel Peace Prize, this uplifting collection of excerpts from acceptance speeches and lectures given since the award's... more...