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"For those endeavoring to approach peace, there is no shortage of challenges, practical as well as intellectual. Fortunately, there is also no shortage of inspiration and insight."--From the preface Approaches to Peace: A Reader in Peace Studies, Second Edition, provides a unique and interdisciplinary sampling of key articles and short literary selections focusing on the diverse facets of peace and conflict studies. Featuring both classic and contemporary work, it enables students to read highly influential articles while also introducing them to the most current perspectives in the field. Timeless classics from Leo Tolstoy, the Bhagavad Gita, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, and Henry David Thoreau are included alongside contemporary pieces by Johan Galtung, Betty Reardon, and many others. Updated to address current concerns, the second edition incorporates seventeen new articles, including selections from Al Gore on climate change, Jeffrey Sachs on Third World economies, and Desmond Tutu on reconciliation. A new chapter on terrorism offers work from Eqbal Ahmad, Richard Falk, Samuel Huntington, and others. Ideal on its own as a foundation text in any introductory peace studies course, Approaches to Peace, Second 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's historical 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.
Table of Contents
|Approaches to War|
|Warfare Is Only an Invention--Not a Biological Necessity|
|War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning|
|War and Other Essays|
|Victims of Groupthink|
|The Causes of War|
|A Structural Theory of Imperialism|
|National Images and International Systems|
|Glamorized Nationalism: Some Examples in Poetry|
|Redefining Security: The New Global Schisms|
|Preventing War: Building ""Negative Peace""|
|The Moral Equivalent of War|
|Getting to YES|
|Disarmament Demands GRIT|
|Ten Nuclear Myths|
|A World Free of Nuclear Weapons|
|A Powerful Peace|
|Finding the Future: The Role of Economic Conversion in Shaping the Twenty-First Century|
|An Insider's Guide to the UN|
|Responding to Terrorism|
|Terrorism Past and Present|
|The Clash of Civilizations|
|Terrorism: Theirs and Ours|
|Defining a Just War|
|Dying to Win, The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism|
|Terror, The Neglected but Inescapable Core of Terrorism|
|Building ""Positive Peace""|
|The Land Ethic|
|Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech|
|The Pedagogy of the Oppressed|
|Global Economic Solidarity|
|Letter from a Birmingham Jail|
|Letter to Ernest Howard Crosby|
|Neither Victims Nor Executioners|
|Ahimsa, or the Way of Nonviolence|
|Civilian Resistance as a National Defense|
|The Bhagavad Gita, Hindu|
|Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh (Buddhist)|
|Tao De Ching, Taoist|
|The Old Testament, Jewish|
|The New Testament, Christian|
|The Meaning of Jihad in Islam|
|A Devout Meditation in Memory of Adolf Eichmann|
|Peace Movements, Transformation, and the Future|
|Building Utopias in History|
|On Humane Governance|
|Sexism and the War System|
|A Human Approach to World Peace|
|Empire v. Democracy: Why Nemesis Is at Our Door|
|No Future Without Forgiveness|
|Antiwar Activists, Where Are You?|
|A Few Poetic Visions|
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