Part One Concepts and Causes
Section 1 Debates about the Meanings of Peace
Elise Boulding, selections from Cultures of Peace: The Hidden Side of History.
David Cortright, selections from Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas.
Catia C. Confortini, selections from "Galtung, Violence, and Gender: The Case for a Peace Studies/Feminism Alliance."
Institute for Economics and Peace, selections from "Global Peace Index 2015."
Section 2 Debates about the Origins of Violence
David P. Barash, selections from "Do Human Beings Have an Instinct for Waging War?"
Robert J. Burrowes, "Why Are Humans Being Violent?"
Frances Moore Lappé, "Could Our Deepest Fears Hold the Key to Ending Violence?"
Part Two War and Security
Section 1 Debates about War
Steven Pinker and Andrew Mack, selections from "The World Is Not Falling Apart."
David Swanson, selections from War No More: The Case for Abolition.
Andrew J. Bacevich, selections from "The Revisionist Imperative: Rethinking Twentieth Century Wars."
Section 2 Debates about Security and the Effects of War
Ian Morris, "In the Long Run, Wars Make Us Safer and Richer."
Martin Longman, "Orwellian Piece by Ian Morris."
Tom Engelhardt, "Post-9/11 US Foreign Policy: A Record of Unparalleled Failure."
Christopher Holshek, "People Power: The United States has the Blueprint for a Smarter Way to Make Peace."
Part Three Gender
Section 1 Debates about a Gender Perspective
Cynthia Enloe, selections from Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics.
Cynthia Cockburn, selections from From Where We Stand: War, Women's Activism and Feminist Analysis.
Section 2 Debates about Gender- and Sex-based Violence
Gayle S. Trotter, "Senate Hearing Testimony: What Should America Do About Gun Violence."
Public Health Watch, "The Gun Violence Threat That No One Is Talking About - And Why Women Should Be Concerned."
Valerie M. Hudson, "What Sex Means for World Peace."
George Lakey, "Lessons from the LGBT Equality Movement."
Part Four Religion, and Terrorism
Section 1 Debates about Religion
James W. Jones, "Sacred Terror: How Religion Makes Terrorism Worse."
Sean McElwee, "Stop Blaming Religion for Violence."
William T. Cavanaugh, selections from The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict.
Section 2 Debates about Terrorism
Max Abrahms, selections from "Why Terrorism Does Not Work."
David Rothkopf, "Our Reaction to Terrorism Is More Dangerous Than the Terrorists."
Scott Atran, "Why ISIS Has the Potential to Be a World-Altering Revolution."
Maria J. Stephan and Shaazka Beyerle. "How to Stop Extremism Before It Starts."
Part Five Nonviolence, Forgiveness and Restoration
Section 1 Debates about Nonviolent Action
"Violence: Is it the Answer?"
Simone Sebastian, "Don't Criticize Black Lives Matter for Provoking Violence. The Civil Rights Movement Did, Too."
Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan, selections from "Drop Your Weapons: When and Why Civil Resistance Works."
Maciej Bartkowski, "Countering Hybrid War: Civil Resistance as a National Defence Strategy."
Michael N. Nagler, selections from The Nonviolence Handbook: A Guide for Practical Action.
Section 2 Debates about Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Restoration
Andrew Moss, selections from "Responding to Retributivists: A Restorative Justice Rejoinder to the Big Three Desert Theories."
Desmond Tutu, selections from No Future Without Forgiveness.
Ted Wachtel, "Restorative Justice Is Not Forgiveness."
Molly Rowan Leach, "Six Boys, One Cop, and the Road to Restorative Justice."
Part Six Climate Change and Environmental Justice
Section 1 Debates about the Effects of Climate Change
Bill McKibben, selections from Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.
Solomon M. Hsiang, Marshall Burke, and Edward Miguel, selections from "Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict."
Rune T. Slettebak, selections from "Don't Blame the Weather! Climate-Related Natural Disasters and Civil Conflict."
Section 2 Debates about Environmental Justice
Wen Stephenson, "Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Climate Justice Movement."
Randall Amster, selections from Peace Ecology.
Maria Mies, selections from Ecofeminism, 2nd Ed.
Part Seven Visions and Personal Peace
Section 1 Debates about Peace Visions
BigPictureSmallWorld, "Price of Peace: Abundance for All."
Douglas P. Fry, selections from "Cooperation for Survival: Creating a Global Peace System."
Kent Shifferd, Patrick Hiller, and David Swanson, selections from A Global Security System: An Alternative to War.
John Arquilla, "Noosphere and Noopolitik: Our Transcendental Destination."
Section 2 Debates about Personal Peace, Prefigurative Politics and Pedagogy
Christina Michaelson, "Cultivating Inner Peace."
Cynthia Boas, "Must We Change Our Hearts before Throwing off Our Chains?"
Mark Engler and Paul Engler. "Should We Fight the System or Be the Change?"
Tony Jenkins, "Transformative Peace Pedagogy: Fostering an Inclusive, Holistic Approach to Peace Studies."