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Flash Points
Flash Points (July 2017)
Lessons Learned and Not Learned in Malawi, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Jade Wu - Author

A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.
From the hot savannah of Malawi to the cold, damp gray of Kosovo and into the volatile war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States and other donors have invested enormous financial and human resources in major peacekeeping and development efforts. Why then is the world no closer to bein...(Read More)
 
 
Civilizing Globalization, Revised and Expanded Edition
Civilizing Globalization, Revised and Expanded Edition (June 2014)
A Survival Guide
Richard Sandbrook - Editor
Ali Burak Güven - Editor

Discusses the many facets of globalization and its feasible reform in easy-to-understand language.

Is it possible to harness the benefits of economic globalization without sacrificing social equity, ecological sustainability, and democratic governance? The first edition of Civilizing Globalization (2003) explored this question at a time of widespread popular discontent. This fully revised...(Read More)
 
 
Youth Peacebuilding
Youth Peacebuilding (April 2013)
Music, Gender, and Change
Lesley J. Pruitt - Author

Defines a new research area linking youth cultures and music with peacebuilding practice and policy.

This book highlights the important role youth can play in processes of peacebuilding by examining music as a tool for engaging youth in such activities. As Lesley J. Pruitt discusses throughout the book, music—as expression, as creation, as inspiration—can provide many unique insights into transforming ...(Read More)
 
 
Toward a Credible Pacifism
Toward a Credible Pacifism (September 2009)
Violence and the Possibilities of Politics
Dustin Ells Howes - Author

Argues that violence is no more reliable than any other means of conducting politics.

Advocates of pacifism usually stake their position on the moral superiority of nonviolence and have generally been reluctant or unwilling to concede that violence can be an effective means of conducting politics. In this compelling new work, which draws its examples from both everyday experience and the history of Western political...(Read More)
 
 
With an Iron Pen
With an Iron Pen (March 2009)
Twenty Years of Hebrew Protest Poetry
Tal Nitzan - Editor
Rachel Tzvia Back - Editor

A groundbreaking collection of forty-two Israeli poetic voices protesting the occupation of the West Bank.

The eighty-eight poems in With an Iron Pen, all originally written in Hebrew, offer a collective protest to the continuing Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Palestinian territories—“the sin of Judah,” which is written “with an iron pen, engraved with the point of a diamon...(Read More)
 
 
Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship
Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship (March 2008)
Ali A. Abdi - Editor
Lynette Shultz - Editor

Essays that highlight the role of education in bringing about inclusive citizenship and human rights norms.

Nearly sixty years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in spite of progress on some fronts, we are in many cases as far away as ever from achieving an inclusive citizenship and human rights for all. While human rights violations continue to affect millions across the world, there are also o...(Read More)

 
 
Gettin' My Word Out
Gettin' My Word Out (August 2007)
Voices of Urban Youth Activists
Leonisa Ardizzone - Author

Addresses the social, educational, and political implications of youth activism, especially peace activism.

At a time when many adults criticize young people as being self-absorbed and apolitical, this book demonstrates, through research conducted with inner-city youth activists, the inaccuracy of this judgment. Working through nonformal activist organizations, Leonisa Ardizzone examines how youth activists respond...(Read More)
 
 
The Twenty-first Century Confronts Its Gods
The Twenty-first Century Confronts Its Gods (October 2004)
Globalization, Technology, and War
David J. Hawkin - Editor

Maintains that the secular West has its gods—such as market capitalism—and that veneration of these contributes to the cultural and religious unrest of our time.

This book penetrates the assumptions of Western technological society and exposes the powers that govern it. The contributors argue that it is a mistake to think that religion and belief have been relegated to the private sphere and are no longer im...(Read More)
 
 
Educating for a Culture of Social and Ecological Peace
Educating for a Culture of Social and Ecological Peace (August 2004)
Anita L. Wenden - Editor

Examines the overlapping aims, values, and concepts in peace and environmental education.

Acknowledging the dual notions of danger and opportunity that present themselves in contemporary social and ecological crises, this book explores how both peace and environmental education can transform the way we think and what we value. The book outlines the link between social violence and ecological degradation and the need to e...(Read More)
 
 
Landmines and Human Security
Landmines and Human Security (June 2004)
International Politics and War's Hidden Legacy
Richard A. Matthew - Editor
Bryan McDonald - Editor
Kenneth R. Rutherford - Editor
Her Majesty Queen Noor - Foreword by
The Honorable Lloyd Axworthy - Foreword by
Lady Heather Mills McCartney - Foreword by
Sir Paul McCartney - Foreword by
Senator Patrick Leahy - Foreword by

Recounts and evaluates the worldwide effort to ban landmines.

“This volume charts how a diverse group of individuals with no common affiliation or political interest other than their collective cause, using modern networking and communications, can bring about social change. In documenting this alone, this volume has done great service.” — Journal of Peace Research

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