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Peace
By David Cortright

Peace

A History of Movements and Ideas

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Peace by David Cortright

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for London Book Festival Prize: General Non-Fiction 2008.

Book Description

Veteran scholar and peace activist David Cortright offers a definitive history of the human striving for peace and an analysis of its religious and intellectual roots. This authoritative, balanced, and highly readable volume traces the rise of peace advocacy and internationalism from their origins in earlier centuries through the mass movements of recent decades: the pacifist campaigns of the 1930s, the Vietnam antiwar movement, and the waves of disarmament activism that peaked in the 1980s. Also explored are the underlying principles of peace - nonviolence, democracy, social justice, and human rights - all placed within a framework of 'realistic pacifism'. Peace brings the story up-to-date by examining opposition to the Iraq War and responses to the so-called 'war on terror'. This is history with a modern twist, set in the context of current debates about 'the responsibility to protect', nuclear proliferation, Darfur, and conflict transformation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521670005
ISBN-10: 0521670004
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 390
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Ending Obama's War by David Cortright Ending Obama's War, Hardback (August 2011)

Timely, informed study which offers realistic alternatives for ending the war in Afghanistan whilst continuing to help the Afghan people.

Gandhi and Beyond by David Cortright Gandhi and Beyond, Paperback (August 2009)

Draws on the legend and lessons of Gandhi to trace the history of non-violent social activism throughout the twentieth century.

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Author Biography - David Cortright

David Cortright is President of the Fourth Freedom Forum and Research Fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.

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