The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace: Four-volume set

Hardcover | March 8, 2010

EditorNigel Young

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"Finding peaceful solutions to the world's increasingly complex problems will be a huge task, which must also be based upon knowledge, experience and research. I hope that this important new Encyclopedia will reach a global lay audience as well as policy makers and academic experts andencourage many thousands of readers to study further and work harder for the peace on which our whole future depends." -From the Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama This innovative, multivolume encyclopedia charts the interdisciplinary field of Peace Studies, offering a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict. All major figures are covered, as well as major events,organizations, theories, and much more. Each entry is signed by a leading scholar in the field, contains a bibliography for further reading, and is cross-referenced with other useful points of interest within the encyclopedia. In addition to A-to-Z entries, the Encyclopedia also includes a peacechronology, key documents and appendices.Key subjects covered include: world leaders (Mahatma Gandhi, Margaret Mead, Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Jr., Lucretia Mott); major events (Cuban Missile Crisis, Dayton Accords, Good Friday Agreement, Lebanon Hostage Crisis); organizations (Greenpeace, League of Nations, United Nations, Savethe Children, International Committee of the Red Cross); theories (Civil Disobedience, Conscientious Objection, Feminism and Peace, Power and Nonviolence Theory, Eco-Pacifism, Gay Rights); and current events (Chemical and Biological Weapons, Human Rights, War Crimes, Terrorism).

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"Finding peaceful solutions to the world's increasingly complex problems will be a huge task, which must also be based upon knowledge, experience and research. I hope that this important new Encyclopedia will reach a global lay audience as well as policy makers and academic experts andencourage many thousands of readers to study furthe...

Nigel Young was Cooley Research Professor in Peace Studies and Director of the Peace Studies Program at Colgate University from 1984-2004. Nigel is currently Research Professor in Peace Studies at Colgate University, New York. He holds a BA and MA in Modern History from Oxford University and a PhD from the University of California at...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:2848 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:March 8, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019533468X

ISBN - 13:9780195334685

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