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Peace Ecology

By Randall Amster

© 2015 – Routledge

224 pages

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About the Book

"Peace Ecology" presents a cutting-edge exploration of an emerging paradigm that links the essence of peace and nonviolence with the tenets of ecology and the principles of environmentalism. Looking at issues including food justice, water sharing, climate change, peace zones, and the free economy, this book considers examples and illustrations from around the world where people, communities, and nations are employing the teachings of ecology as a tool for mitigating conflict and promoting peace. "Peace Ecology" presents an integrative perspective that bears directly upon the most pressing issues of our time, constituting both the ecological realm of peace and the peacemaking potential of ecology. The volume examines the rich history, contemporary relevance, and transformative future potential inherent in this dynamic nexus of theory and action. Its overarching aim is no less than moving the current scarcity-conflict paradigm to one of cooperative resource management and, ultimately, toward peaceful coexistence both among ourselves and within the balance of nature.To read the Common Dreams excerpt of "Peace Ecology" Click Here.Talk Nation Radio Interview with Randall Amster and David Swanson here."


"A timely reminder that ecological literacy and peace studies provide a necessary hope for all humanity and a vehicle into which we can channel that hope into concrete action."

-- Adrian Fielder, Colorado Mountain College, in The Journal of Sustainability Education 10

"Shining a critical light on current issues while, at the same time, offering positive examples that integrate peaceful human-human efforts with just human-environment (ecological) outcomes … it is this balance between the practical and the utopian that renders Peace Ecology so compelling."

-- Avi Brisman, Eastern Kentucky University, in Contemporary Justice Review 19:3

"Not just a scholarly critique of war, militarism, and neoliberal capitalism. It is also a profound "wake up call to action" and an activist manual for nurturing nonviolent, peaceful and sustainable living."

-- Alberto Gomes, La Trobe University, in Peace Review 28:3

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