Introduction to Peace Studies

Introduction to Peace Studies

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This book should be of interest to introductory courses in peace studies, political science, international relations and more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 194 x 240 x 36mm | 1,319.95g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534136680
  • 9780534136680

Table of contents

Part I: The promise of peace: The problem of war. The meaning of peace. The meaning of war. Peace movements. War movements: conventional trouble spots. War movements: nuclear weapons. Part II: The causes of war. The personal level. The group level: "primitive" wars. The group level: nationalism. The state level. The decision-making level. The social and economic level. The superpower level: US-Soviet rivalry. Part III: Building "negative peace". Diplomacy, negotiations, and conflict resolution. Peace through strength? Disarmament and arms control. International organizations. International law. World government. Ethical and religious perspectives. Part IV: Building "positive peace". Human rights. Ecological wholeness. Economic well-being. Nonviolence. Personal transformations. Appendix. more

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