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The Routledge History of World Peace since 1750

1st Edition

Edited by Christian Philip Peterson, William M. Knoblauch, Michael Loadenthal

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478 pages

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The Routledge History of World Peace since 1750 examines the varied and multifaceted scholarship surrounding the topic of peace and engages in a fruitful dialogue about the global history of peace since 1750.

Interdisciplinary in nature, the book includes contributions from authors working in fields as diverse as history, philosophy, literature, art, sociology, and Peace Studies. The book crosses the divide between historical inquiry and Peace Studies scholarship, with traditional aspects of peace promotion sitting alongside expansive analyses of peace through other lenses, including specific regional investigations of the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and other parts of the world. Divided thematically into six parts that are loosely chronological in structure, the book offers a broad overview of peace issues such as peacebuilding, state building, and/or conflict resolution in individual countries or regions, and indicates the unique challenges of achieving peace from a range of perspectives.

Global in scope and supported by regional and temporal case studies, the volume is an essential resource for educators, activists, and policymakers involved in promoting peace and curbing violence as well as students and scholars of Peace Studies, history, and their related fields.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations

List of contributors

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Disciplines in dispute—history, peace studies, and the pursuit of peace

CHRISTIAN PHILIP PETERSON, MICHAEL LOADENTHAL, AND WILLIAM M. KNOBLAUCH

PART I

Paradigms of peace

1 Philosophies of peace, 1750–1865

CASEY RENTMEESTER

2 Peace in an age of modernity, 1865–1914

CHARLES F. HOWLETT AND CHRISTIAN PHILIP PETERSON

3 Liberal internationalism and the search for international peace

WAQAR ZAIDI

4 Structural conflict, systemic violence, and peace: A guided reading

MICHAEL LOADENTHAL

PART II

Icons of peace

5 Three apostles of non-violence: An introduction to the religious thinking of Tolstoy, Gandhi, and Abdul Ghaffar Khan

ANNA HAMLING

6 The evolution of Tolstoyan pacifism in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, 1900–1937

IRINA GORDEEVA

7 One man’s peace: Influences on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s non-violent philosophy

KEVIN E. GRIMM

8 “Sane ideas which may yet save the world from further conflict”: Bertrand Russell’s and Julian Huxley’s lecture tours in early Cold War Australia

JO GRANT

9 Black Power and the anti-Vietnam War movement

SIMON HALL

10 Ibrahim Rugova and his peaceful resistance for independence of Kosovo

JUSUF SALIH

11 Nelson Mandela and the decolonial paradigm of peace

SABELO J. NDLOVU-GATSHENI

PART III

Religious and cultural dimensions of peace

12 Losing my religion: The effects of World War I on pacifism in the Stone-Campbell Movement

JOSHUA W. JEFFERY

13 From Father Berrigan to Black Lives Matter: Literary representations of peace activism since 1945

CAROLYN DEKKER

14 Film depictions of children as modern anti-war crusaders

BENITA BLESSING

15 Apocalyptic dissenters: Seventh-day Adventists and peace activism in the nineteenth century

ABEL RIOS

16 Improvisatory peace activism? Graffiti during and after Egypt’s most recent revolution

ASIF MAJID

PART IV

Antinuclear peace activism

17 The nuclear freeze: Transnational pursuit of positive peace

DARIO FAZZI

18 Pacific concerns: Nuclear weapons and the peace movement in Australia, 1960–1967

KYLE HARVEY

19 Andrei Sakharov on nuclear war and nuclear peace

JAY BERGMAN

20 Scientists as peace activists, 1975–1991

PAUL RUBINSON

PART V

Non-violence and the nation state

21 Non-violence in Ireland’s independence

PATRICK VAN INWEGEN

22 Colombia: A long journey to peace

SAUL M. RODRIGUEZ

23 The anti-war movement in Lebanon, 1975–1990

MAGNUS DØLERUD

24 Israel and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict

GALIA GOLAN

25 Peace process without the people: Sidelining popular struggle in Palestine

MICHAEL J. CARPENTER

26 A farewell to arms? Evolving peace in the Taiwan Strait

TONY TAI-TING LIU

27 Understanding violent conflict in Africa: Trends, causes, and prospects

LEILA DEMAREST AND ARNIM LANGER

PART VI

Modern challenges: Transnational and international peace efforts

28 The International Peace Campaign, China, and transnational activism at the outset of World War II

KE REN

29 The anti-Vietnam War movement: International activism and the search for world peace

CHRIS DIXON AND JON PICCINI

30 Belgian peace demonstrations after the invasion of Iraq: A sociological perspective

IONE CORBEEL AND PAULINE KETELAARS

31 An activist in exile: Janet Mondlane and the Mozambican liberation movement

JOANNA TAGUE

32 Feminist perspectives in the implementation of UN Resolution 1325

JUDITH OLESON

33 Unincluded: How women are passed over in peace processes and how data fails to capture their efforts

NATALIE W. ROMERI-LEWIS, SARAH F. BROWN, AND BENJAMIN T. WHITE

34 What is peace, how have our concepts of peace evolved, and what is a holistic vision of peace for the twenty-first century?

LINDA GROFF

Suggested readings

Index

About the Editors

Christian Philip Peterson teaches history at Ferris State University, USA. Besides writing numerous book chapters and journal articles, he has also authored two books, including Globalizing Human Rights: Private Citizens, the Soviet Union, and the West (Routledge, 2012).

William M. Knoblauch is Assistant Professor of History at Finlandia University, USA. He is most recently the author of Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War: The Reagan Administration, Cultural Activism, and the End of the Arms Race (2017).

Michael Loadenthal is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Justice Studies at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA, and the Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association. His latest book, The Politics of Attack (2017), explores the communiqués of clandestine anarchist networks.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS037000
HISTORY / World
HIS037060
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
HIS037070
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
HIS037080
HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century
POL034000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Peace