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



Set Introduction 

Introduction to Volume 1


Part I



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




Chapter 4             The Evolution of Peace

                  Michael N. Nagler & Angel Ryono


Chapter 5             Psychology and Peace

                  Marc Pilisuk & Mitch Hall


Part III



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



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

                        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



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



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


About the Editors and Contributors


VOLUME 2: Players and Practices in Resistance to War



Set Introduction 

Introduction to Volume 2


Part I



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



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



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

                              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



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


About the Editors and Contributors


VOLUME 3: Peace Efforts That Work and Why



Set Introduction 

Introduction to Volume 3


Part I



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



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



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


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 :
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  Warmest greetings from Michael and me.

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
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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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