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Peaceful Persuasion
Peaceful Persuasion (March 2004)
The Geopolitics of Nonviolent Rhetoric
Ellen W. Gorsevski - Author
Tom H. Hastings - Foreword by

Offers a conceptual foundation for nonviolent rhetoric.

This remarkable book asserts that nonviolent rhetoric, largely overlooked until now, supports conflict transformation when applied to contemporary political communication. Ellen W. Gorsevski explores the pragmatic nonviolence of Macedonian President Kiro Gligorov, the visual rhetoric of Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, and an anti-racist campaign in Billings,...(Read More)
 
 
Religion and Peacebuilding
Religion and Peacebuilding (January 2004)
Harold Coward - Editor
Gordon S. Smith - Editor

Acknowledging that religion can motivate both violence and compassion, this book looks at how a variety of world religions can and do build peace.

In the wake of September 11, 2001 religion is often seen as the motivating force behind terrorism and other acts of violence. Religion and Peacebuilding looks beyond headlines concerning violence perpetrated in the name of religion to examine how world religions have...(Read More)
 
 
The Virtue of Nonviolence
The Virtue of Nonviolence (December 2003)
From Gautama to Gandhi
Nicholas F. Gier - Author

A study in comparative virtue ethics.

Virtue ethics has been a major focus in contemporary moral philosophy since the publication of Alasdair MacIntyre's book After Virtue. Here, in The Virtue of Nonviolence, Nicholas F. Gier argues that virtue ethics is the best option for constructive postmodern philosophy and that Gandhi's own thought is best viewed in light of this tradition. He supports this position ...(Read More)
 
 
Indian Critiques of Gandhi
Indian Critiques of Gandhi (October 2003)
Harold Coward - Editor

Through examinations of Gandhi's critics, both individuals and groups, this book shows the complexity of Indian society and opinion at the time of the Indian Independence Movement.

Although Gandhi has been the subject of hundreds of books and an Oscar-winning film, there has been no sustained study of his engagement with major figures in the Indian Independence Movement who were often his critics from 1920–1948. Th...(Read More)
 
 
Israel on the Couch
Israel on the Couch (January 2003)
The Psychology of the Peace Process
Ofer Grosbard - Author
Vamik D. Volkan - Foreword by

Applies clinical pyschology to explain the dynamics of the Middle East peace process.

By applying a clinical psychologist's insight into the Israeli-Arab conflict, Ofer Grosbard lays the foundation for a new theory and practice that espouses the use of clinical tools to promote relations between countries, religions, political parties, cultures, and different identities.

“His book is a welc...(Read More)
 
 
Civilizing Globalization
Civilizing Globalization (January 2003)
A Survival Guide
Richard Sandbrook - Editor

Discusses the many facets of globalization in easy to understand language.

Many citizens suspect that the ecological, social, cultural, and political costs of free-market globalization are too high. Yet at the same time they often lack the technical knowledge to assess complex proposals intended to deal with these issues. Written by a uniquely diverse group of academics, policy analysts, and activists, Civilizing G...(Read More)
 
 
Why Movements Matter
Why Movements Matter (July 2001)
The West German Peace Movement and U.S. Arms Control Policy
Steve Breyman - Author
Helen Caldicott - Foreword by

Details the West German peace movement's impact on German, U.S., and NATO politics and security dynamics in the 1980s.

Why Movements Matter is a provocative account of how the Reagan administration relented to pressures created by international peace movements during one of the most dangerous episodes of the Cold War. Breyman provides the first systematic account of the West German anti-missile movement, among ...(Read More)
 
 
Negotiating Jerusalem
Negotiating Jerusalem (July 2000)
Jerome M. Segal - Author
Elihu Katz - Author
Shlomit Levy - Author
Nadar Izzat Sa 'id - Author

Explores the beliefs, attitudes, and values of ordinary Palestinians and Israeli Jews asking the question: Is it possible to reach a negotiated resolution to the Jerusalem question?

An in-depth examination of how Jerusalem is seen by both Palestinians and Israeli-Jews, this book is a landmark study of the potential for successfully negotiating the Jerusalem question. It sheds important light on the question "what is Jerusalem?" By show...(Read More)
 
 
Dialogue, Conflict Resolution, and Change
Dialogue, Conflict Resolution, and Change (May 1999)
Arab-Jewish Encounters in Israel
Mohammed Abu-Nimer - Author

"In his in-depth examination of intervention models in Israel, Abu-Nimer provides a fresh insight into the important role of dialogue in conflict resolution. This comprehensive study will not only serve as a useful guide for future Arab-Israeli dialogues, but also a framework for other citizen diplomacy programs in areas of conflict around the world."
-- John W. McDonald, Ambassador, and Chairman and co-founder of the Institute for Multi-Track D...(Read More)
 
 
Community, Violence, and Peace
Community, Violence, and Peace (October 1998)
Aldo Leopold, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Gautama the Buddha in the Twenty-First Century
A. L. Herman - Author

Replaces communal altruism with communal egoism as a way of solving problems of too much violence and too little peace in the twenty-first century.

"Community, Violence, and Peace takes up key questions facing the world today and engages them from the best of Western and Eastern wisdom. How to create community in the face of individualism on the one hand and group violence on the other (especially when nature is ...(Read More)
 
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