Summary: Approaches to Peace provides a unique and interdisciplinary sampling of classic articles and short literary selections focusing on the diverse aspects of peace and conflict studies. Readings cover the causes of war and proposed means of preventing it and reflect upon the universal concern forpositive peace. The material examines nonviolence movements, peace movements, relgious inspirations, and our future prospects for peace. The book's balanced and unbiased approach make it easily a ...show moredaptable to both general discussions of peace and conflict as well as the rapidly changing issues of themoment. Approaches to Peace is able to stand on its own as a foundation text in any introductory peace studies course. It is also compact enough to use as a supplement with other more specialized readings, or used in conjunction with a text. Each selection is prefaced by a short introductionhighlighting the author's background, the work's historical context, and the selection's significance in terms of the ''big picture.'' Study questions and a list of suggested readings at the end of each selection also provide a useful resource for students. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 2ND 09
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