This book is the author's attempt to translate his knowledge of peace studies into the language of sociology, so that the former can be grasped as a more complete whole. It aims to increase interest among sociologists in issues of war and peace because they provide food for sociological thought.
1. Why Study War and Peace? 2. The Social Structure of War and Peace 3. Explaining War 4. Militarism: Making War Possible 5. The Military-Industrial Complex 6. Methods of Avoiding War 7. Methods of Promoting Peace 8. Epilogue: People and Peacemaking