Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, Three-Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, Three-Volume Set

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The Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, a three-volume set written by more than 200 eminent contributors from around the world, takes advantage of increasing, worldwide awareness in the public, private, commercial, and academic sectors about manifestations of violence in all segments of society. While the contributors do not use these volumes to make specific arguments, they do describe and clarify the developments in thought that have led to current theories about and positions on violence and peace. Our reviewers consistently note that while many in-depth studies of war, peace, and aggression exist, the attendant specialization keeps scholars from learning about related fields. No publication competing with the Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict can satisfy their need for a vast introductory work to such a diverse and socially-important field. This major work includes more than 190 multidisciplinary articles with over 1,000 cross-references and more than 2,000 bibliography entries for further reading which are arranged alphabetically for easy access.
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  • Hardback | 2598 pages
  • 242.1 x 303.8 x 157.7mm | 8,365.42g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012227010X
  • 9780122270109

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"...the Encyclopedia is a thoroughly impressive work, well written, well organized and well presented...this is a work that no library of any program on peace studies, conflict research or dispute resolution can afford to be without."
Christopher Mitchell,Institute for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, George Mason University for Peace And Conflict
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About Lester R. Kurtz

Lester R. Kurtz has served as Chair of the Peace Studies Association and of the Peace and War Section of the American Sociological Association. He is a Danforth Fellow and recipient of the Fulbright Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation Grant (Republic of China), American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship, and the Indo-U.S. Subcommission Fellowship. He is a professor of sociology and Asian studies at the University of Texas at Austin and has been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Tunghai University, and the University of Delhi. He holds a Ph.D in sociology from the University of Chicago and an M.A.R. in religion from Yale University. He has written widely on peace and conflict, world religions, Ghandi, nonviolence, and the arms race, and has lectured in Europe, Asia, and North America.
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