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Peace - A History of Movements and Ideas

Peace - A History of Movements and Ideas

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Published by Khetiwe Khumalo

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Published by: Khetiwe Khumalo on May 19, 2012
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PEACE
Veteran scholar and peace activist David Cortright offers a definitivehistory of the human striving for peace and an analysis of its religiousand intellectual roots. This authoritative, balanced, and highly read-able volume traces the rise of peace advocacy and internationalismfrom their origins in earlier centuries through the mass movementsof recent decades: the pacifist campaigns of the
1930
s, the Vietnamantiwar movement, and the waves of disarmament activism thatpeaked in the
1980
s. Also explored are the underlying principles of peace
nonviolence, democracy, social justice, and human rights
allplacedwithinaframeworkof 
realisticpacifism.
Peace 
bringsthestorup to date by examining opposition to the Iraq War and responses tothe so-called
 war on terror.
This is history with a modern twist, set inthe context of current debates about
the responsibility to protect,
nuclear proliferation, Darfur, and conflict transformation.D
 AVID
C
ORTRIGHT
is President of the Fourth Freedom Forum andResearch Fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International PeaceStudies, University of Notre Dame. He has served as consultant or adviser to various governments and agencies of the United Nations. A respected authority on economic sanctions, nuclear disarmament,counterterrorism, UN policy in Iraq, and nonviolent social change, hehas authored or co-edited fifteen books, including 
Uniting Against Terror: Cooperative Nonmilitary Solutions to the Global Terrorist Threat 
(
2007
),
Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for an Age of Terrorism
(
2006
), and
The Sanctions Decade: Assessing UN Strategies in the 
1990
(
2000
). The recipient of several awards, Cortright most recently wasselected to receive the
2004 
Gandhi Peace Award by Promoting Enduring Peace.

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