Thoroughly revised, the Second Edition of Peace and Conflict Studies sets the new gold standard as an accessible introduction and comprehensive exploration of this vital subject. The authors share their vast knowledge and analysis about 21st-century world events including new coverage on timely topics such as terrorism, the truth and reconciliation process, and the clash of civilizations. With an encyclopedic scope, this introductory text chronicles a plethora of important global topics from pre-history to the present.
Key Features of the Second Edition
- Includes updated chapters and examines current conflicts, including the Iraq War
- Explores the important aspects of positive peace, individual violence, nationalism, and terrorism
- Provides numerous visual aids, questions for further study, and suggested readings
- Furnishes a comprehensive range of material to enlighten and enrich future discussion and encourage further academic pursuit
Thistext is invaluable for students and professors in peace and or conflict studies, psychology and or the sociology of peace and conflict studies, international relations, comparative politics, history, and others interested in gaining a solid foundation about the global arena.
Praise for the First Edition
Barash and Webel have penned a masterpiece that should appeal to seasoned scholars of peace and conflict studies as well as to others who have little knowledge of this multidisciplinary field.
--Daniel J. Christie, Ohio State University