The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace: Four-volume set

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace: Four-volume set

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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 1his important new Encyclopedia will reach a global lay audience as well as policy makers and academic experts and encourage 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 and comprehensive encyclopedia charts the interdisciplinary field of peace studies from ancient times to the present day, 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. BLWorld Leaders: Mohandas Gandhi, Margaret Mead, Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Lucretia Mott BLMajor Events: The Cuban Missile Crisis, Dayton Accords, Good Friday Agreement, Lebanon Hostage Crisis BLOrganizations: Greenpeace, League of Nations, United Nations, Save the Children, International Committee of the Red Cross BLTheories: Just War, Civil Disobedience, Conscientious Objection, Feminism and Peace, Postcolonialism and Peace, Power and Nonviolence Theory, Eco-Pacifism, Gay Rights BLIn the News: Chemical and Biological Weapons, Human Rights, War Crimes, Terrorism, Nuclear Disarmament
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  • Hardback | 2848 pages
  • 236.22 x 292.1 x 200.66mm | 7,121.36g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 25 half tones, 25 line drawings
  • 019533468X
  • 9780195334685
  • 1,533,683

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This four-volume collection represents an extraordinary piece of work, unprecedented in scale and scope, detailed, empirically rich and theoretically broad ... it should find its way into many libraries * International Affairs * provides a cornucopia of pertinent facts... The Guardian A fine addition to undergraduate research collections and institutions supporting peace studies. -Library Journal The inclusion of this (Chronology) will be a feature reviewers will favourably comment on; to my knowledge, it will be the most extensive and authoritative timeline of its kind, and will prove very useful. Dr Peter van den Dungen, Lecturer of Peace Studies, University of Bradford An invaluable and stimulating reference for anyone concerned about these interrelated issues. * Resurgence *
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About Nigel Young

Nigel Young was Cooley Research Professor in Peace Studies and Former 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 Berkeley in International Studies. Nigel has held several prior university positions including reader and
deputy head of school of peace studies at the University of Bradford (1973-1983) and lecturer in political science at the University of Birmingham (1968-1973). He also was a senior research fellow at the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo, Norway (1981, 1983 and 1984). Nigel was a founding member of CND
(1958) and CND London Region Organizer (1962-1964).
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