The Resource Understanding Peace : A Comprehensive Introduction

Understanding Peace : A Comprehensive Introduction

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Understanding Peace : A Comprehensive Introduction
Title
Understanding Peace
Title remainder
A Comprehensive Introduction
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Understanding Peace: A Comprehensive Introduction fills the need for an original, contemporary examination of peace that is challenging, informative, and empowering. This well-researched, fully documented, and highly accessible textbook moves beyond fixation on war to highlight the human capacity for nonviolent cooperation in everyday life and in conflict situations. After deconstructing numerous ideas about war and explaining its heavy costs to humans, animals, and the environment, discussion turns to evidence for the existence of peaceful societies. Further topics include the role of nonviolence in history, the nature of violence and aggression, and the theory and practice of nonviolence. The book offers two new moral arguments against war, and concludes by defining peace carefully from different angles and then describing conditions for creating a culture of peace. Understanding Peace brings a fresh philosophical perspective to discussions of peace, and also addresses down-to-earth issues about effecting constructive change in a complex world. The particular strength of Understanding Peace lies in its commitment to reflecting on and integrating material from many fields of knowledge. This approach will appeal to a diverse audience of students and scholars in peace studies, philosophy, and the social sciences, as well as to general-interest readers
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MiAaPQ
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Fox, Michael Allen
LC call number
B105.P4 F69 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Peace
Label
Understanding Peace : A Comprehensive Introduction
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (624 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134745807
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1562269
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1562269
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10806967
  • (CaONFJC)MIL544510
  • (OCoLC)864426290
Label
Understanding Peace : A Comprehensive Introduction
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (624 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134745807
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1562269
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1562269
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10806967
  • (CaONFJC)MIL544510
  • (OCoLC)864426290

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