Confronting War

Author: Ronald J. Glossop
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786450305
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This immensely successful textbook is broken into four parts. Part One: Introduction to the War Problem discusses the nature of the war problem, the conceptual framework, and the historical framework. Part Two: Causes of War talks about the cause of war, group competition and group identification, other views about causes of war, and the value of war. In Part Three: The Contemporary Situation, the reader will learn about ideological aspects, national-historical aspects, military aspects, institutional aspects, and legal aspects of the contemporary situation. Part Four: Proposals for Solving the War Problem discusses reforming the attitudes of individuals, reforming the internal operation of national governments, reforming the policies of national governments, and reforming the international system. It also includes maps, tables and charts which will be especially helpful to the reader.


Author: Tom H. Hastings
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761829096
Format: PDF
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In Power, Tom Hastings unpacks the methods, and considers causes and correlatives to violence and nonviolence. Hastings presents an overview of nonviolent power potential, examining it on personal, community, and transnational levels. He provides evidence of theories and historical records of nonviolent power through personal stories and the annals of human kind. Nonviolent alternatives are proposed and considered.

Modern Just War Theory

Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810883457
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Modern Just War Theory: A Guide to Research, by scholar and librarian Michael Farrell, serves as a manual for students and scholars studying Christian just war theory, helping them navigate the wealth of just war literature produced in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Understanding Peace

Author: Michael Allen Fox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134745877
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Understanding Peace: A Comprehensive Introduction fills the need for an original, contemporary examination of peace that is challenging, informative, and empowering. This well-researched, fully documented, and highly accessible textbook moves beyond fixation on war to highlight the human capacity for nonviolent cooperation in everyday life and in conflict situations. After deconstructing numerous ideas about war and explaining its heavy costs to humans, animals, and the environment, discussion turns to evidence for the existence of peaceful societies. Further topics include the role of nonviolence in history, the nature of violence and aggression, and the theory and practice of nonviolence. The book offers two new moral arguments against war, and concludes by defining peace carefully from different angles and then describing conditions for creating a culture of peace. Understanding Peace brings a fresh philosophical perspective to discussions of peace, and also addresses down-to-earth issues about effecting constructive change in a complex world. The particular strength of Understanding Peace lies in its commitment to reflecting on and integrating material from many fields of knowledge. This approach will appeal to a diverse audience of students and scholars in peace studies, philosophy, and the social sciences, as well as to general-interest readers.

Understanding World Religions

Author: David Whitten Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442226447
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book introduces students to major worldviews through the lens of justice and peace. The second edition features a broader framework and includes updates on non-religious ethical norms, Islamophobia, colonial evangelization, religion in China, and an updated examination of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Endangered Peoples of Southeast and East Asia

Author: Leslie Elmer Sponsel
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313306464
Format: PDF
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Profiles fourteen endangered cultures of the region, from the Kubu of Central Sumatra to the Ainu of Japan, and discusses the impact of tourism, the prohibition of whaling, and dislocation due to nuclear testing.