Building New Pathways to Peace
280 pages, 5 1/5 x 9 2/5
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 become complicated and ambiguous, involving such nonmilitary issues as the north-south dichotomy of power, resource depletion, and globalization of capitalism. To create a twenty-first-century intellectual and theoretical foundation for peace studies, Building New Pathways to Peace considers both the old concepts of tolerance, shalom, and wa, and the relatively new concepts of human security, decent peace, credibility, accountability, plurality, multiculturalism, and transnationalism. It also elucidates impediments to and necessary conditions 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 history at Washington State University. Yoichiro Murakami and Shin Chiba teach at the International Christian University in Tokyo.
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