New anthology on Peace Movements Worldwide


Michael Nagler and I and our amazing research helper Gianina Pellegrini are happy that our  copies of Peace Movements Worldwide (2011) arrived this week. The three volume work that we co-edited attempts something special.

The chapters, as a group, show a breadth and a depth of the human search for peace that is just amazing. So many have worked so hard for this set of three books, including more than seventy articles, to see the light of day. In retrospect, the long hours of work into the night may have been worth the effort. The book captures a major segment of what is actually happening in the human search for a peaceful and just world. One cannot help but be impressed by this tapestry of what people are doing to bring about peace in a world often unkind and sometimes dismissive to the human desire for peace. As a group, we have woven a mosaic into a compelling  case  for why there is some reason to believe that peace is possible. The publisher says, “
From Veterans for Peace to the Nonviolent Peace Force, from UN initiatives to local actions by women in Colombia and Kenya, and from citizen diplomats to creative conflict resolvers to survivors of genocide, this set tells the stories of ideas, people, and worldwide organizations striving to help humanity realize its never-ending yearning for peace.” Here is the table of contents.


 

Peace Movements Worldwide:

History, Psychology, and Practices

 

Marc Pilisuk & Michael N. Nagler (Editors)

 

Table of Contents

 

VOLUME 1: History and Vitality of Peace Movements

 

Acknowlegements

Set Introduction 

Introduction to Volume 1

 

Part I

THE MEANING OF PEACE

 

Chapter 1             Eternal Peace

                  Michael N. Nagler

 

Chapter 2             A Philosophy of Peace

                  Barry L. Gan

 

Chapter 3             Peace and Development Today: An Overview

                  Johan Galtung

 

Part II

THE PEACE INHERITANCE:

SCIENCE AND THE PROMISE OF HUMAN NATURE

 

Chapter 4             The Evolution of Peace

                  Michael N. Nagler & Angel Ryono

 

Chapter 5             Psychology and Peace

                  Marc Pilisuk & Mitch Hall

 

Part III

A SOCIETAL PERSPECTIVE

 

Chapter 6             Cultural Understanding in Peacekeeping, Peacemaking, and Peace Building

                        Paul R. Kimmel

 

Chapter 7             Rethinking “Identity” for a Global Age: Emerging Responsibilities and Duties

                        Rebecca Joy Norlander & Anthony J. Marsella

 

Chapter 8             Cultures of Peace or Culture of Peace?

                        David Adams

 

 

Part IV

RELIGIOUS DIMENSIONS OF PEACE

 

Chapter 9             The Spirit of Change: Spiritual and Religious Resources for Peace and Justice
Movements

                        Donald Rothberg

 

Chapter 10       When Prayer and Revolution Became People Power

                        Hildegard Goss-Mayr

 

Chapter 11             Catholic Social Teaching: Integrating the Virtue of Nonviolent Peacemaking

                        Eli Sasaran McCarthy

 

Chapter 12       Alternatives to War and Violence: An Islamic Perspective

                        Mohammed Abu-Nimer & Jamal A. Badawi

 

Part V

GENDER IN WAR AND PEACE

 

Chapter 13       Women: Battleground for War, Resource for Peace

                        Gianina Pellegrini

 

Chapter 14             Nothing Short of a Revolution: Reflections on the Global Women’s Movement

                        Kavita Nandini Ramdas

 

Chapter 15       A Feminist Ethical Perspective on Weapons of Mass Destruction

                        Carol Cohn and Sara Ruddick

 

Part VI

THE CHALLENGE BEFORE US

 

Chapter 16       War, Peace, and Climate Change: A Billion Lives in the Balance

                        Jan Egeland

 

Chapter 17             The Moment for Turning: Living as if Peace and Sustainability Really Mattered

                        David C. Korten

 

Chapter 18             Against So Much Money and Power, Can the Peace Movement Succeed?
Marc Pilisuk & Ellen Gaddy

 

A Final Word

            Marc Pilisuk & Michael N. Nagler

Bibliography

About the Editors and Contributors

 


VOLUME 2: Players and Practices in Resistance to War

 

Acknowledgments

Set Introduction 

Introduction to Volume 2

 

Part I

PREVENTION

 

Chapter 1             Shedding the Tools of Destruction: The Disarmament Effort

                        Marc Pilisuk

 

Chapter 2             Nuclear Disarmament: The Path Forward, Obstacles, and Opportunities

                        Alice Slater

 

Chapter 3             Hiroshima Day: America Has Been Asleep for 64 Years

                        Daniel Ellsberg

 

Chapter 4             Citizen Diplomacy and the Ottawa Process in Banning Landmines: A Lasting Model?

                        Jody Williams & Stephen D. Goose

 

Chapter 5             Bringing the Corporate Role in Global Violence to Daylight

                        Gianina Pellegrini

 

Chapter 6             Socially Responsible Investing, Peace, and Social Justice

                        Tessie Petion & Steven D. Lydenberg

 

Part II

RESISTING VIOLENCE

 

Chapter 7             A Hand for Peace in a Zone of War

                        Kathy Kelly

 

Chapter 8             Human Security: Providing Protection without Sticks and Carrots

                        Christine Schweitzer

 

Chapter 9             Psyched Up to Save Psychology: A Tale of Activists’ Efforts to Resist Complicity in U.S. Human Rights Violations Post 9-11

                              Jill Latonick-Flores & Daniel J. Adamski 

 

Chapter 10             Shut it Down!  A brief History of Efforts to Close La Escuela de Asesinos (The School of Assassins)

                        Jill Latonick-Flores with Father Roy Bourgeois

 

Chapter 11       Structured Cruelty: Learning to be a Lean, Mean Killing Machine

                        Martin Smith

 

Chapter 12             If You Start Looking at Them as Humans, Then How Are You Gonna Kill Them?

                        Inigo Gilmore & Teresa Smith

 

Chapter 13       Where is the Rage?

                        Justin C. Cliburn

 

Chapter 14       Soldiers in Revolt

                        Howard Zinn

 

Part III

HEALING THE WOUNDS

 

Chapter 15       Out of the Inner Wilderness: Torture and Healing

                        Diane Lefer & Hector Aristizábal 

 

Chapter 16       From Grief to Gratitude: The Tariq Khamisa Foundation

                        Azim N. Khamisa

 

Chapter 17             Steps Toward Reconciliation: Understanding and Healing in Post-Genocide Rwanda and
Beyond

                              Ervin Staub & Angel Ryono

 

Chapter 18             Interactive Problem Solving: Informal Mediation by the Scholar-Practitioner

                        Herbert C. Kelman

 

Chapter 19             From Young Soldiers to Young Peace Builders: Building Peace in Sierra Leone

                        Michael Wessells

 

Chapter 20       Modern Day Slavery

                        Melissa Anderson-Hinn

 

Chapter 21       Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress

                        Rachel M. MacNair

 

Part IV

PEACE MOVEMENTS WORLDWIDE

 

Chapter 22       The West German Peace Movement

                        Andreas Buro

 

Chapter 23       Peace in Transition: The Peace Movement in South Korea

                        Jujin Chung

 

Chapter 24       Life in Peace: The Emergence of the Indian Peace Movement

                        Ramu Manivannan

 

 

Chapter 25      Peace Psychology in Asia

                        Cristina Jayme Montiel

 

Chapter 26             Active Nonviolence: A Creative Power for Peacemaking and Healing

                        Hildegard Goss-Mayr

 

Chapter 27             Nonviolent Skills versus Repressive Conditions: The Iranian Women’s Movement and Codepink: Women for Peace

                        Cynthia Boaz

 

Chapter 28             Peace Movements and the Middle East: The 1991 Gulf War and Aftermath

                        Stephen Zunes

 

A Final Word

            Marc Pilisuk & Michael N. Nagler

Bibliography

About the Editors and Contributors

 


VOLUME 3: Peace Efforts That Work and Why

 

Acknowledgments

Set Introduction 

Introduction to Volume 3

 

Part I

PEACE FROM ABOVE

 

Chapter 1             New Understandings of Citizenship: Path to a Peaceful Future?

                        Elise Boulding

 

Chapter 2             Peace Building: 12 Dynamics

                        Kai Brand-Jacobsen

 

Chapter 3             Our Water Commons: Toward a New Freshwater Narrative

                        Maude Barlow

 

Chapter 4             Beyond Leviathan? The Historical Relationship Between Peace Plans, International Law and the Early Anglo-American Peace Movement

                              Cris Toffolo

 

Chapter 5             The Good News: The ICC and the R2P Principle

                        Ronald J. Glossop

 

Chapter 6             Toward a Necessary Utopianism: Democratic Global Governance

                        Richard Falk

 

Part II

PEACE FROM BELOW

 

Chapter 7             I am the Leader, You are the Leader: Nonviolent Resistance in The Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, Colombia

            Elizabeth Lozano

 

Chapter 8             Peace Building Education: Responding to Contexts

                        Candice C. Carter

 

Chapter 9             Inside the Military Media Industrial Complex: Impacts on Movements for Peace and Social Justice

                        Peter Phillips & Mickey S. Huff

 

Chapter 10             Renaissance 2.0: The Web’s Potential for the Peaceful Transformation of Modern Society

            Deva Temple

 

Chapter 11       Building the Peace by Examples of Civil Courage during the War

                        Svetlana Broz

 

Chapter 12       Peace Can Be Taught

                        Colman McCarthy

 

Chapter 13             When Violence “Works” for 30 Years: The Late Return of Satyagraha to the Northern Irish Peace Process

                        Marcel M. Baumann

 

Chapter 14       Hands of Peace: From Epiphany to Reality

                        Laura Bernstein

 

Chapter 15             The Movement Toward Peace in Crisis – and Opportunity

                        Michael N. Nagler

 

Chapter 16       To Remake the World

                        Paul Hawken

 

Chapter 17       Search for Common Ground
            John Marks &
Susan Collin Marks

 

Chapter 18             Setting the Stage for Peace: Participatory Theater for Conflict Transformation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

                        Lena Slachmuijlder

 

Chapter 19             The Pledge of Resistance: Lessons From a Movement of Solidarity and Nonviolent Direct Action

                        Ken Butigan

 

Chapter 20             Money Cannot Be Eaten: Nonviolent Resistance in Struggles over Land and Economic Survival

                        Rev. José M. Tirado

 

Chapter 21       Searching for Development with Human Dignity in Guatemala

                        Jennifer Achord Rountree

 

Part III

PEACE FROM WITHIN

 

Chapter 22       On Meditation

                        Michael N. Nagler

 

Chapter 23       Despair Work

                        Joanna Macy

 

Chapter 24             Experimenting with Nonviolence From West Texas to South Korea

                        Richard L. Deats

 

Chapter 25       Trained to Hate: Confessions of a Convert to Humanity

                        Claude AnShin Thomas

 

 

Chapter 26       Searching for Peace in the Peace Movement: a Lover’s Quarrel

                        Rabbi Michael Lerner

 

Chapter 27             Breaking out of the Culture of Violence: An Oral History with former Economic Hit Man, John Perkins

                        Nikolas Larrow-Roberts & John Perkins

 

Chapter 28       Inspiring Peace Workers

                        Marc Pilisuk & Michael N. Nagler

 

A Final Word

      Marc Pilisuk & Michael N. Nagler

Bibliography

About the Editors and Contributors

 


In order for this set of books actually to contribute to peace it will have to be read. If you know anyone whose learning, or teaching, might benefit, let  them know. If you know a college library that should order a copy, please let them know. as well.   And if you know anyone willing to write a review for their favorite journal, please start the process.

Copies of Peace Movements Worldwide are available from :
http://www.abc-clio.com/Imprint.aspx?Imprint=Praeger
Amazon.com
Barnes and Nobles

  Warmest greetings from Michael and me.
Peace,
Marc

Marc Pilisuk, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, The University of California
Professor, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center
494 Cragmont Ave.
Berkeley, Ca 94708
Ph 510-526-1788
/fax 510-526-0876

http://marcpilisuk.com/bio.html

Who Benefits From Global Violence and War: Uncovering a Destructive System by Marc Pilisuk  with Jennifer Achord Rountree.  Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger 2008

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Comment by Lois on January 3, 2011 at 10:00am
This looks like an excellent book. Please send us a copy and we will consider doing a review. If you contact me directly, I will provide the address. ~Lois
Comment by Onnik Krikorian on January 2, 2011 at 9:10am
Sounds like a great read. Hoping that a  peace movement might emerge in Armenia and Azerbaijan by the time a new or updated edition is ready to hit the press. Anyway, great job.
Comment by Rachel M. Goldberg on January 2, 2011 at 8:52am
Congratulations - very impressive work!

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