Building New Pathways to Peace

Building New Pathways to Peace

By: Shin Chib (editor), Yoichiro Murakami (editor), Noriko Kawamura (editor)Paperback

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In the post-Cold War era, problems of war and peace have become complicated and ambiguous, involving such nonmilitary issues as the north-south dichotomy of power, resource depletion, and globalization of capitalism. To create a twenty-first-century intellectual and theoretical foundation for peace studies, Building New Pathways to Peace considers both the old concepts of tolerance, shalom, and wa, and the relatively new concepts of human security, decent peace, credibility, accountability, plurality, multiculturalism, and transnationalism. It also elucidates impediments to and necessary conditions for actualizing peace.

About Author

Noriko Kawamura is associate professor of history, Washington State University. Yoichiro Murakami and Shin Chiba teach at the International Christian University in Tokyo. Other contributors are Martha Cottam, Gregory Hooks, Takashi Kibe, Otwin Marenin, Anri Morimoto, T. V. Reed, Susan Ross, Raymond Sun, and Kano Yamamoto.


Foreword by Johan Galtung Acknowledgments Introduction 1. On Tolerance, Yoichiro Murakami 2. To Forgive is Human: A Theological Reflection on the Politics of Reconciliation, Anri Morimoto 3. On Perspectives of Peace: The Hebraic Idea of Shalom and Prince Shotoku's Idea of Wa Shin Chiba 4. Decency, Equality, and Peace: A Perspective on a Peaceful Multicultural Society, Takashi Kabe5. Globalization, Culture and the Strategic Use of the Arts for Peacebuilding, T.V. Reed 6. Impediments to Human Security: Social Categories, Privilege, and Violence, Martha Cottam 7. The Lessons of Peacebuilding for Kyosei, Otwin Marenin8. Media Discourses of Peace: An Imperfect but Important Tool of Peace, Security, and Kyosei, Susan Dente Ross 9. Establishing Credibility under Globalization: The Role of Higher Education in Promoting Peace, Security, and Kyosei, Kano Yamamoto 10. Can Grand Theories of the State Help Us Envision a Grand Theory of Peace?, Gregory Hooks 11. "Remembering Is Not an Innocent Act": Reflections on Postwar German War Memory and Peace Studies, Raymond C. Sun 12. To Transnationalize War Memory for Peace and Kyosei: Reconciliation of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima, Noriko Kawamura Bibliography Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780295991030
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780295991030
  • weight: 386
  • ISBN10: 0295991038

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