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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)
Solidarity and Suffering
Solidarity and Suffering (August 1998)
Toward a Politics of Relationality
Douglas Sturm - Author

Developing a concept of justice as solidarity, this work addresses a range of urgent social issues--from the meaning of human rights and the character of corporate governance to the resolution of social conflict and the moral status of the environment.

This book delineates a vision that moves beyond a politics of divisiveness toward a new way of constructing lives together throughout the world. Sturm's "politics of...(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)
The State of Terror
The State of Terror (February 1998)
Annamarie Oliverio - Author

A comparative analysis of one of the most devastating social problems of the contemporary world. Focuses not only on acts of terrorism by terrorists, but with their portrayal and manipulation by others, particularly the media, for social and political purposes.

Annamarie Oliverio asks us to question many of our basic ideas about terrorism, the identity of terrorists, and the ways we have come to recognize terrorist acti...(Read More)
The Decline of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
The Decline of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (December 1997)
Middle East Politics and the Quest for Regional Order
Avraham Sela - Author

Addresses the inter-Arab dimension of Middle East politics and its impact on the Palestinian conflict.

This historical study of international Middle East politics in regional perspective presents a comprehensive analysis of the interplay between inter-Arab politics and the conflict with Israel--the two key issues which have shaped the Middle East contemporary history (and made it simultaneously tumultuous and a focus of ...(Read More)
The Middle East Peace Process
The Middle East Peace Process (November 1997)
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Ilan Peleg - Editor

A comprehensive, interdisciplinary look at the history of and complex issues surrounding the peace process in the Middle East.

This volume offers a series of focused analyses of various aspects of the peace process. This interdisciplinary book includes insights developed by scholars in such diverse disciplines as anthropology, economics, history, law, political science, social psychology, and international relations. Al...(Read More)
Trial and Error
Trial and Error (June 1997)
Israel's Route from War to De-Escalation
Yagil Levy - Author

Questions the commonly accepted view that Israel's military policies were formed in direct response to Arab states' hostility and argues for a historical linkage between Israel's changing military posture and the development of an inequitable Israeli social structure.

"By providing an interesting linkage between Israel's foreign policy behavior and alterations and changes in Israeli domestic politics, Levy is offering a...(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)
Taking Suffering Seriously
Taking Suffering Seriously (August 1996)
The Importance of Collective Human Rights
William F. Felice - Author
Richard A. Falk - Foreword by

Examines the evolution of collective human rights in international relations and argues that the concept of human rights must integrate group rights based on race/ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality.

“This book is a lucid, scholarly, and provocative contribution to a developing literature on the human rights of groups, peoples, or collectivities. It is deeply researched and well-argued—the sort of book ...(Read More)
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