280 pages, 6 x 9
10 charts, notes, bibliog., index
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.
This stimulating and valuable endeavor provides a richness of intellectual texture that is not often encountered in peace literature.
A groundbreaking contribution to peace research.
A transdisciplinary approach that can serve as a guide for future peace research.
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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