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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)
 
 
Teaching About International Conflict and Peace
Teaching About International Conflict and Peace (April 1995)
Merry M. Merryfield - Editor
Richard C. Remy - Editor

This book is about international conflict resolution and management.
Designed especially for preservice teachers, this book links substantive, current scholarship on major topics in the management of international conflict with exemplary instructional methods in social studies education. Through vignettes and case studies of actual classroom practice, the reader learns from experienced teachers how they integrate different instructional m...(Read More)
 
 
Amoral Politics
Amoral Politics (March 1995)
The Persistent Truth of Machiavellism
Ben-Ami Scharfstein - Author

After exploring the theory and practice of politics in ancient China, ancient India, and modern Europe, Scharfstein argues that the justification for deception and force is inseparable from political life and assesses the chances for a better political future.
This is a study of how and why politics is amoral. It deals especially with what the author terms Machiavellism--the disregard of moral scruples for political ends that leads to th...(Read More)
 
 
Regional Security Regimes
Regional Security Regimes (March 1995)
Israel and Its Neighbors
Efraim Inbar - Editor

This book shows that as Israel is gradually being accepted by the Arab world, pure security considerations are becoming more important in the Arab-Israeli relationship, and "security regimes" between Israel and neighboring countries can foster moderation and cooperation.

"Regional Security Regimes outlines Israel's current security problems clearly and cogently, and the book can be used in classes in Middle East p...(Read More)
 
 
The State, Society, and Limited Nuclear War
The State, Society, and Limited Nuclear War (February 1995)
Eric Mlyn - Author

This is an examination of the extent to which nuclear weapons policy has been democratically controlled, showing that a policy elite insulated from society eventually lost its autonomy.

This book highlights the role that domestic politics has played in the evolution of U.S. nuclear weapons policy up to the present. Mlyn focuses on the relationship among the three levels of this policy: public statements, force posture, and nuclear tar...(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)
 
 
Learning Peace
Learning Peace (April 1994)
The Promise of Ecological and Cooperative Education
Betty A. Reardon - Editor
Eva Nordland - Editor

"The most striking feature of this book is the fact that a group of highly qualified scholars and educators collaborated before the dissolution of the Soviet Union exchanging ideas and practical programs for teaching ecological and cooperative education. They modeled the process they advocate. They changed their own thinking to understand the thinking of others. They couched their concerns in a framework of human rights, political and soci...(Read More)
 
 
Real Security
Real Security (October 1993)
Converting the Defense Economy and Building Peace
Kevin J. Cassidy - Editor
Gregory A. Bischak - Editor

"The book makes a strong and consistent case for significant reductions in defense spending, and reviews what will have to happen to make it possible in the least disruptive way. The coverage is broad and informative, ranging from foreign policy to industrial policy and environmental concerns." --Riddell, Smith College

"This book details what cannot be left to the 'free market' and what must be dealt with by deliberate, explicit policy." --M...(Read More)
 
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