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Zones of Peace in the Third World
Zones of Peace in the Third World (September 1998)
South America and West Africa in Comparative Perspective
Arie M. Kacowicz - Author

Provides a critique and an extention of the "democratic peace" theory by focusing on the regional level and by offering alternative explanations for the maintenance of democratic and non-democratic "zones of peace."

International relations scholars have traditionally focused on explaining war rather than peace, resulting in the concept of peace being understudied and underemphasized. This book in contrast explains the m...(Read More)
 
 
Rambo and the Dalai Lama
Rambo and the Dalai Lama (July 1998)
The Compulsion to Win and Its Threat to Human Survival
Gordon Fellman - Author

Contrasts two approaches to conflicts and their resolution: the aggressive, confrontative elements of the adversary paradigm represented by the fictional figure Rambo, and the compassionate non-violence of the mutuality paradigm advocated by the Dalai Lama.

This may be one of the most important books to come out in this transition to the twenty-first century. It opens up a way of thinking that can lead to social design ...(Read More)
 
 
Collective Conflict Management and Changing World Politics
Collective Conflict Management and Changing World Politics (June 1998)
Joseph Lepgold - Editor
Thomas G. Weiss - Editor

Examines the prospects for collective management of international conflict, identifying the international and domestic conditions under which it will and will not tend to work and exploring whether the end of the Cold War will make its success more or less likely than before.

For several decades the debate over collective security--the idea that alliances are problematic and that all nations should pledge to come to the ...(Read More)
 
 
Conflict Resolution
Conflict Resolution (September 1996)
Theory, Research, and Practice
James A. Schellenberg - Author

Reviews classic and contemporary theories of conflict, focusing on five main ways people try to resolve their conflicts--coercion, negotiation, adjudication, mediation, and arbitration.

"The resolution of conflict in our society promises to become a major professional specialization as the democratization process continues to bring onto the stage of history the needs and interests of formerly suppressed groups. The need ...(Read More)
 
 
The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense
The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense (November 1995)
A Gandhian Approach
Robert J. Burrowes - Author

Addresses the question of whether nonviolent defense can be an effective strategy against military violence. Drawing from the strategic theory of Carl von Clausewitz, the nonviolence of Mahatma Gandhi, and recent human needs and conflict theory, Burrowes develops a new strategic theory of nonviolent defense.
"The author does an exceptional job at questioning underlying assumptions (for example patriarchy, political realism, and the elitis...(Read More)
 
 
The Clash with Distant Cultures
The Clash with Distant Cultures (September 1995)
Values, Interests, and Force in American Foreign Policy
Richard J. Payne - Author

An analysis of the impact of cultural values on the use of force and negotiations in American foreign policy.

"Payne's exposition of the profound influence of cultural factors on state behavior offers a needed corrective to the 'realist' school that still dominates academic writing on international relations (in which military and economic factors are emphasized to the virtual exclusion of ideational considerations); it ...(Read More)
 
 
Fighting For Jobs
Fighting For Jobs (August 1995)
Case Studies of Labor-Community Coalitions Confronting Plant Closings
Bruce Nissen - Author

Examines the struggle of the unions and communities to save jobs in plant-closing situations in the 1980s, and shows why some labor-community coalitions were more successful than others.

This book examines the struggle of unions and communities to save jobs in plant-closing situations in the 1980s. The unusual depth of the research allows the reader to grasp the key factors affecting such battles in an era of industrial ...(Read More)
 
 
The Parable of the Tribes
The Parable of the Tribes (December 1994)
The Problem of Power in Social Evolution, Second Edition
Andrew Bard Schmookler - Author

This is a new view of the role of power in social evolution. It shows how, as human societies evolved, intersocietal conflicts necessarily developed, and how humanity can choose peace over war.
"Goes far beyond our common folk knowledge about power." -- New York Times Book Review
The Parable of the Tribes provides a new way of analyzing the human condition. This panoramic work, which incorporates history, philosophy, a...(Read More)
 
 
Israel and the Peace Process 1977-1982
Israel and the Peace Process 1977-1982 (October 1994)
In Search of Legitimacy for Peace
Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov - Author

"This is a serious and competent work of scholarship, clearly written, meticulously documented. Its message is that the achievement of peaceful settlement in a protracted and violent international (or interethnic) conflict is possible only if certain conditions are realized. These involve specific domestic considerations, notably legitimacy (that is, the mobilization of support) in society as well as in government at all stages of the peacemaking p...(Read More)
 
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