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Peace and Conflict Studies
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Peace and Conflict Studies

Fifth Edition


November 2021 | 784 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Peace and Conflict Studies sets the standard for an accessible introduction, a comprehensive exploration, and analysis of 21st-century world events – including updated coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Middle East, the Social Justice movements within the US, and Global Climate Change. The text examines current conflicts, explores the important aspects of positive peace, individual violence, nationalism, and terrorism, provides numerous visual aids, questions for further study, and suggested readings, and furnishes a comprehensive range of material to enlighten and enrich future discussion and encourage further academic pursuit. With a broad and authoritative scope, this introductory text chronicles a plethora of important global topics from pre-history to the present.
 
PART I: The Promise of Peace, the Problems of War
 
CHAPTER 1: The Meanings of Peace
 
CHAPTER 2: Peace Studies, Peace Education, and Peace Research
 
CHAPTER 3: The Meaning of War
 
CHAPTER 4: Terrorism and Counterterrorism
 
CHAPTER 5: Nuclear Weapons
 
PART II: The Causes of Wars
 
CHAPTER 6: The Individual Level
 
CHAPTER 7: The Group Level
 
CHAPTER 8: The State Level
 
CHAPTER 9: The Decision-Making Level
 
CHAPTER 10: The Ideological, Social, and Economic Levels
 
PART III: Building “Negative Peace”
 
CHAPTER 11: Peace Movements
 
CHAPTER 12: Diplomacy, Negotiations, and Conflict Resolution
 
CHAPTER 13: Disarmament and Arms Control
 
CHAPTER 14: International Cooperation
 
CHAPTER 15: Peace Through Strength?
 
CHAPTER 16: International Law
 
CHAPTER 17: Ethical and Religious Perspectives
 
PART IV: Building Positive Peace
 
CHAPTER 18: Human Rights
 
CHAPTER 19: Environmental Well-Being
 
CHAPTER 20: THE CLIMATE CRISIS
 
CHAPTER 21: Economic Well-Being
 
CHAPTER 22: Democracy
 
CHAPTER 23: National Reconciliation
 
CHAPTER 24: Nonviolence
 
CHAPTER 25: The Coronavirus Pandemic
 
CHAPTER 26: The Personal and the Political

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