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Approaches to Peace provides a unique and interdisciplinary sampling of classic articles and short literary selections focusing on the diverse aspects of peace and conflict studies. Readings cover the causes of war and proposed means of preventing it, so called negative peace, and also reflectupon the universal concern for positive peace. The material examines nonviolence movements, peace movements, religious inspirations, and our future prospects for peace. Contributors include Johan Galtung, Kenneth Boulding, Elise Boulding, and Alva Mydral. Contemporary pieces by Jonathan Schell,Richard Falk, Betty Reardon, and Vaclav Havel, and timeless classics from Leo Tolstoy, the Bhagavad Gita, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, and Thoreau are included as well. The book's balanced and unbiased approach makes it easily adaptable to both general discussions of peace and conflict as wellas the rapidly changing issues of the moment. Approaches to Peace is able to stand on its own as a foundation text in any introductory peace studies course. It is also compact enough to use as a supplement with more specialized readings, allowing instructors to assign additional readings consistentwith their own particular orientation. 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 selectionalso provide a useful resource for students.
Table of Contents
|Approaches to War|
|Warfare is Only an Invention - Not a Biological Necessity|
|War and Other Essays|
|The Guns of August|
|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|
|Building ""Negative Peace""|
|The Moral Equivalent of War|
|Getting to YES|
|Disarmament Demands GRIT|
|The Conduct of Just and Limited War|
|The Game of Disarmament|
|The Gift of Time|
|Finding the Future: The Rolse of Economic Conversion in Shaping the Twenty-First Century|
|The Evolution of United National Peacekeeping|
|Building ""Positive Peace""|
|The Land Ethic|
|The Pedagogy of the Oppressed|
|An Agenda for Change|
|Letter From a Birmingham Jail|
|Letter to Ernst Howard Crosby|
|Neither Victims Nor Executioners|
|Ahimsa, or the Way of Nonviolence|
|Civilian Resistance as a National Defense|
|The Bhagavad Gita|
|Tao De Ching|
|Being Peace: Richt Nhat Hanh|
|The Old Testament|
|The New Testament|
|A Devout Meditation on Behalf of Adolf Eichmann|
|A Christian's View of the Arms Race|
|Peace Movements, Transformations, and the Future|
|Peace Movements in History|
|Building Utopias in History|
|On Humane Governance|
|Sexism and the War System|
|The Politics of Responsibility|
|A Few Poetic Visions|
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