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Published: 06 August 2015

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780190217136

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Invitation to Peace Studies

Houston Wood

  • Grounds peace studies in contemporary discoveries in the humanities and social sciences, mostly in work completed since the end of the Cold War
  • Corrects earlier work in peace studies that ignored the centrality of women to peace promotion
  • Acknowledges the historic and continuing importance of religion to peace and nonviolent movements
  • Helps students move beyond a mere intellectual understanding of concepts, history, and trends
  • Demonstrates that peace studies research promotes practical applications that ordinary citizens can adopt in their daily lives
  • Offers ways to integrate into peace studies increasing concern about possible future resource catastrophes, conflicts, and wars

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