Approaches to Peace: A Reader in Peace Studies

Paperback | July 17, 2013

byDavid P. Barash

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Approaches to Peace: A Reader in Peace Studies, Third Edition, provides a unique and interdisciplinary sampling of key articles focusing on the diverse facets of peace and conflict studies. Featuring both classic and contemporary work, it enables students to read highly influential articleswhile also introducing them to the most current perspectives in the field. Timeless classics from Leo Tolstoy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, and Henry David Thoreau are included alongside contemporary pieces. Updated to address current concerns, the third edition incorporates fourteen newreadings. Ideal on its own as a foundation text in any introductory peace studies course, Approaches to Peace, Third Edition, is also compact enough to use as a supplement with more specialized readings. Each selection is prefaced by a short introduction highlighting the author's background, the work'shistorical context, and the selection's significance in terms of the "big picture." Study questions and a list of suggested readings at the end of each selection also provide useful resources for students.

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Approaches to Peace: A Reader in Peace Studies, Third Edition, provides a unique and interdisciplinary sampling of key articles focusing on the diverse facets of peace and conflict studies. Featuring both classic and contemporary work, it enables students to read highly influential articleswhile also introducing them to the most curren...

David P. Barash is Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Peace and Conflict Studies (2010), Natural Selections: Honest Liars, Selfish Altruists, and Other Realities of Evolution (2007), Understanding Violence (2000), and more than 200 journal articles. A longtime...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 17, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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*=New to this editionEach chapter ends with Study Questions and Suggestions for Further Reading.PrefaceIntroduction: Approaches to Approaches to Peace1. Understanding WarSigmund Freud: 1. Why War?Konrad Z. Lorenz: 2. On AggressionMargaret Mead: 3. Warfare Is Only an Invention - Not a Biological NecessityChris Hedges: 4. War Is a Force that Gives Us MeaningWilliam Graham Sumner: 5. War and Other EssaysIrving Janis: 6. Victims of GroupthinkMichael Howard: 7. The Causes of WarKenneth Boulding: 8. National Images and International SystemsSamuel Huntington: 9. The Clash of CivilizationsMichael T. Klare: 10. Resource Competition in the 21st Century *Peter Singer: 11. Battlefields of the Future and Do Drones Undermine Democracy? *Andrew J. Bacevich: 12. The Revisionist Imperative: Rethinking Twentieth-Century Wars *2. Building "Negative Peace"William James: 1. The Moral Equivalent of WarRoger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton: 2. Getting to YesCharles Osgood: 3. Disarmament Demands GRITDavid Krieger and Angela McCrackien: 4. Ten Nuclear MythsGeorge P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, and Sam Nunn: 5. A World Free of Nuclear WeaponsJonathan Schell: 6. A Powerful PeaceVolha Charnysh: 7. Nuclear Proliferation: History and Lessons *LLoyd J. Dumas: 8. Transforming the War Economy into the Peacekeeping Economy: Using Economic Relationships to Build a More Peaceful, Prosperous, and Secure World *David P. Barash: 9. International LawCatholic Answers: 10. Just War Doctrine *Linda Fasulo: 11. An Insider's Guide to the UNDavid P. Barash: 12. World Government? *Steven Pinker: 13. Violence Vanquished *Douglas P. Fry: 14. Life Without War *3. Responding to TerrorismRAND Corporation: 1. Terrorism Past and PresentNoam Chomsky: 2. The Evil Scourge of Terrorism: Reality, Construction, Remedy *Eqbal Ahmad: 3. Terrorism: Theirs and OursHaviland Smith: 4. The U.S. Response to Terrorism *Robert Pape: 5. Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide TerrorismAli Gomaa: 6. Clarifying the Meaning of Jihad4. Building "Positive Peace"Aldo Leopold: 1. The Land EthicAl Gore: 2. Nobel Prize Acceptance SpeechPaulo Freire: 3. The Pedagogy of the OppressedJeffrey Sachs: 4. Global Economic SolidarityMartin Luther King, Jr.: 5. Letter from a Birmingham JailDavid P. Barash: 6. Human Rights5. NonviolenceHenry David Thoreau: 1. Civil DisobedienceLeo Tolstoy: 2. Letter to Ernest Howard CrosbyEdna St. Vincent Millay: 3. Conscientious ObjectorAlbert Camus: 4. Neither Victims Nor ExecutionersMohandas Gandhi: 5. Ahimsa, or the Way of NonviolenceGene Sharp: 6. Seeking a Solution to the Problem of War *Joseph S. Nye, Jr.: 7. Soft Power *6. Peace Movements, Transformation, and the FutureRichard Falk: 1. On Humane GovernanceBetty Reardon: 2. Sexism and the War SystemDalai Lama: 3. A Human Approach to World PeaceChalmers Johnson: 4. Empire v. Democracy: Why Nemesis is at Our DoorDesmond Tutu: 5. No Future Without ForgivenessRebecca Solnit: 6. Vision: Revolution Is as Unpredictable and Beautiful as Spring *Victoria Bonney: 7. Antiwar Activists, Where Are You?Index