Representing 24 authors from 17 countries of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, this volume of essays explores recent developments in peace research, moving beyond the traditional concerns of security and conflict resolution. It offers a discourse which aims to expose the patterns, processes, structures and values that normaliz
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Introduction to the Book -- A Challenge from Latin America -- Common Security: General and Regional Approaches -- Introduction to Part One -- The Path to Common Security -- The European Experience and Its Meaning for Central America -- Zone of Peace or U.S. Strategic Primacy? The Politics of Security in the Caribbean -- Peace Initiatives in Africa: Prospects and Realities -- Common Security: Three Conflicts in the Middle East -- Common Security in the Asia-Pacific Region -- Stable Peace Among Nations: A Learning Process -- Cultures of Peace: From Violence to Nonviolence -- Introduction to Part Two -- Ten Bases for a Culture of Peace -- From Violent to Nonviolent Discourse -- The Earth as Peace Teacher -- Conflict and Values: A Study of Grassroots Conflicts in India -- Citizenship and Rural Social Conflicts in Brazil -- The Role of Social Conditioning in Male Violence -- Cultures of Peace: Voices from the Periphery -- Introduction to Part Three -- Human and Peoples’ Rights in the Banjul Charter -- Development Through the Eyes of a Child -- Underdevelopment and the Oppression of Women: A Feminist Perspective -- Women Under Dictatorship and Military Regime: The Case of Chile -- The Agents of Peace Cultures -- Introduction to Part Four -- Creating Global Visions for Peace Movements -- A Paradigm for the New Peace Movements in Western Europe -- Mass Communicators for Peace: Another Way -- Research Network on the Churches’ Role in Peace and Development Project Outline -- Appendix on the International Peace Research Association
Elise Boulding, current Secretary General of IPRA, is Professor Emerita of Sociology, Dartmouth College. A futurist, she writes on local-global peace-building, development, family life and women. A founding member of IPRA, she served on the Commission to recommend the establishment of the U.S. Institute of Peace, has been a member of the UN University Council (1980–85) and served on the UNESCO Peace Prize jury (1982–87). Clovis Brigagao, a political scientist, is currently Chief of Cabinet of the State Government of Rio de Janeiro. He was Secretary General of IPRA during 1986–88, and is also a research associate at the University of Brasilia and on the Advisory Board of the Commission Sudamericana de Paz, Santiago. He has written in the fields of international relations, peace studies and ecology, and is the founder of IPRA’s Study Group on Ecological Security. Kevin Clements is Senior Lecturer in sociology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He writes on development, defense and security issues, and the problems of multilateral disarmament. He is the new Secretary General of the Asian Peace Research Association as of fall, 1990, and will be one of the organizers of the second Pugwash Symposium on Peace and Security in the Asia-Pacific Region in 1991.