Building New Pathways to Peace
280 pages, 6 x 9
10 charts, notes, bibliog., index
Release Date:01 Apr 2011

Building New Pathways to Peace

University of Washington Press
In the post-Cold War era, problems of war and peace have becomecomplicated and ambiguous, involving such nonmilitary issues as thenorth-south dichotomy of power, resource depletion, and globalizationof capitalism. To create a twenty-first-century intellectual andtheoretical foundation for peace studies, Building New Pathways toPeace considers both the old concepts of tolerance, shalom, andwa, and the relatively new concepts of human security, decent peace,credibility, accountability, plurality, multiculturalism, andtransnationalism. It also elucidates impediments to and necessaryconditions for actualizing peace.
This book shows readers current issues in the field, such as recent developments in peace research and peace study, grand theory, and how the three key concepts of peace, security, and kyosei (coexistence) are interrelated. International House of Japan Bulletin, Vol. 31(2), 2011
This stimulating and valuable endeavor provides a richness of intellectual texture that is not often encountered in peace literature. Richard Falk, Princeton University
A groundbreaking contribution to peace research. Julie Mertes, author of The United Nations and Human Rights
A transdisciplinary approach that can serve as a guide for future peace research. Johan Galtung, author of Peace by Peaceful Means
Noriko Kawamura is an associate professor of historyat Washington State University. Yoichiro Murakami andShin Chiba teach at the International ChristianUniversity in Tokyo.
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