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Have a look at the chapter titles…this is good stuff!



“New anthology on Peace Movements Worldwide

Michael Nagler and I and our amazing research helper Gianina Pellegrini are happy that our  copies of Peace Movements Worldwide (2011) arrived this week. The three volume work that we co-edited attempts something special.The chapters, as a group, show a breadth and a depth of the human search for peace that is just amazing. So many have worked so hard for this set of three books, including more than seventy articles, to see the light of day. In retrospect, the long hours of work into the night may have been worth the effort. The book captures a major segment of what is actually happening in the human search for a peaceful and just world. One cannot help but be impressed by this tapestry of what people are doing to bring about peace in a world often unkind and sometimes dismissive to the human desire for peace. As a group, we have woven a mosaic into a compelling  case  for why there is some reason to believe that peace is possible. The publisher says, “

From Veterans for Peace to the Nonviolent Peace Force, from UN initiatives to local actions by women in Colombia and Kenya, and from citizen diplomats to creative conflict resolvers to survivors of genocide, this set tells the stories of ideas, people, and worldwide organizations striving to help humanity realize its never-ending yearning for peace.”

Here is the table of contents.

Peace Movements Worldwide:

History, Psychology, and Practices

Marc Pilisuk & Michael N. Nagler (Editors)

Table of Contents

VOLUME 1: History and Vitality of Peace Movements


Set Introduction

Introduction to Volume 1

Part I


Chapter 1             Eternal Peace

Michael N. Nagler

Chapter 2             A Philosophy of Peace

Barry L. Gan

Chapter 3             Peace and Development Today: An Overview

Johan Galtung

Part II



Chapter 4             The Evolution of Peace

Michael N. Nagler & Angel Ryono

Chapter 5             Psychology and Peace

Marc Pilisuk & Mitch Hall

Part III


Chapter 6             Cultural Understanding in Peacekeeping, Peacemaking, and Peace Building

Paul R. Kimmel

Chapter 7             Rethinking “Identity” for a Global Age: Emerging Responsibilities and Duties

Rebecca Joy Norlander & Anthony J. Marsella

Chapter 8             Cultures of Peace or Culture of Peace?

David Adams

Part IV


Chapter 9             The Spirit of Change: Spiritual and Religious Resources for Peace and Justice

Donald Rothberg

Chapter 10       When Prayer and Revolution Became People Power

Hildegard Goss-Mayr

Chapter 11             Catholic Social Teaching: Integrating the Virtue of Nonviolent Peacemaking

Eli Sasaran McCarthy

Chapter 12       Alternatives to War and Violence: An Islamic Perspective

Mohammed Abu-Nimer & Jamal A. Badawi

Part V


Chapter 13       Women: Battleground for War, Resource for Peace

Gianina Pellegrini

Chapter 14             Nothing Short of a Revolution: Reflections on the Global Women’s Movement

Kavita Nandini Ramdas

Chapter 15       A Feminist Ethical Perspective on Weapons of Mass Destruction

Carol Cohn and Sara Ruddick

Part VI


Chapter 16       War, Peace, and Climate Change: A Billion Lives in the Balance

Jan Egeland

Chapter 17             The Moment for Turning: Living as if Peace and Sustainability Really Mattered

David C. Korten

Chapter 18             Against So Much Money and Power, Can the Peace Movement Succeed?
Marc Pilisuk & Ellen Gaddy

A Final Word

Marc Pilisuk & Michael N. Nagler


About the Editors and Contributors

VOLUME 2: Players and Practices in Resistance to War


Set Introduction

Introduction to Volume 2

Part I


Chapter 1             Shedding the Tools of Destruction: The Disarmament Effort

Marc Pilisuk

Chapter 2             Nuclear Disarmament: The Path Forward, Obstacles, and Opportunities

Alice Slater

Chapter 3             Hiroshima Day: America Has Been Asleep for 64 Years

Daniel Ellsberg

Chapter 4             Citizen Diplomacy and the Ottawa Process in Banning Landmines: A Lasting Model?

Jody Williams & Stephen D. Goose

Chapter 5             Bringing the Corporate Role in Global Violence to Daylight

Gianina Pellegrini

Chapter 6             Socially Responsible Investing, Peace, and Social Justice

Tessie Petion & Steven D. Lydenberg

Part II


Chapter 7             A Hand for Peace in a Zone of War

Kathy Kelly

Chapter 8             Human Security: Providing Protection without Sticks and Carrots

Christine Schweitzer

Chapter 9             Psyched Up to Save Psychology: A Tale of Activists’ Efforts to Resist Complicity in U.S. Human Rights Violations Post 9-11

Jill Latonick-Flores & Daniel J. Adamski

Chapter 10             Shut it Down!  A brief History of Efforts to Close La Escuela de Asesinos (The School of Assassins)

Jill Latonick-Flores with Father Roy Bourgeois

Chapter 11       Structured Cruelty: Learning to be a Lean, Mean Killing Machine

Martin Smith

Chapter 12             If You Start Looking at Them as Humans, Then How Are You Gonna Kill Them?

Inigo Gilmore & Teresa Smith

Chapter 13       Where is the Rage?

Justin C. Cliburn

Chapter 14       Soldiers in Revolt

Howard Zinn

Part III


Chapter 15       Out of the Inner Wilderness: Torture and Healing

Diane Lefer & Hector Aristizábal

Chapter 16       From Grief to Gratitude: The Tariq Khamisa Foundation

Azim N. Khamisa

Chapter 17             Steps Toward Reconciliation: Understanding and Healing in Post-Genocide Rwanda and

Ervin Staub & Angel Ryono

Chapter 18             Interactive Problem Solving: Informal Mediation by the Scholar-Practitioner

Herbert C. Kelman

Chapter 19             From Young Soldiers to Young Peace Builders: Building Peace in Sierra Leone

Michael Wessells

Chapter 20       Modern Day Slavery

Melissa Anderson-Hinn

Chapter 21       Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress

Rachel M. MacNair

Part IV


Chapter 22       The West German Peace Movement

Andreas Buro

Chapter 23       Peace in Transition: The Peace Movement in South Korea

Jujin Chung

Chapter 24       Life in Peace: The Emergence of the Indian Peace Movement

Ramu Manivannan

Chapter 25 Peace Psychology in Asia

Cristina Jayme Montiel

Chapter 26             Active Nonviolence: A Creative Power for Peacemaking and Healing

Hildegard Goss-Mayr

Chapter 27             Nonviolent Skills versus Repressive Conditions: The Iranian Women’s Movement and Codepink: Women for Peace

Cynthia Boaz

Chapter 28             Peace Movements and the Middle East: The 1991 Gulf War and Aftermath

Stephen Zunes

A Final Word

Marc Pilisuk & Michael N. Nagler


About the Editors and Contributors
VOLUME 3: Peace Efforts That Work and Why


Set Introduction

Introduction to Volume 3

Part I


Chapter 1             New Understandings of Citizenship: Path to a Peaceful Future?

Elise Boulding

Chapter 2             Peace Building: 12 Dynamics

Kai Brand-Jacobsen

Chapter 3             Our Water Commons: Toward a New Freshwater Narrative

Maude Barlow

Chapter 4             Beyond Leviathan? The Historical Relationship Between Peace Plans, International Law and the Early Anglo-American Peace Movement

Cris Toffolo

Chapter 5             The Good News: The ICC and the R2P Principle

Ronald J. Glossop

Chapter 6             Toward a Necessary Utopianism: Democratic Global Governance

Richard Falk

Part II


Chapter 7             I am the Leader, You are the Leader: Nonviolent Resistance in The Peace Community of San José de Apartadó, Colombia

Elizabeth Lozano

Chapter 8             Peace Building Education: Responding to Contexts

Candice C. Carter

Chapter 9             Inside the Military Media Industrial Complex: Impacts on Movements for Peace and Social Justice

Peter Phillips & Mickey S. Huff

Chapter 10             Renaissance 2.0: The Web’s Potential for the Peaceful Transformation of Modern Society

Deva Temple

Chapter 11       Building the Peace by Examples of Civil Courage during the War

Svetlana Broz

Chapter 12       Peace Can Be Taught

Colman McCarthy

Chapter 13             When Violence “Works” for 30 Years: The Late Return of Satyagraha to the Northern Irish Peace Process

Marcel M. Baumann

Chapter 14       Hands of Peace: From Epiphany to Reality

Laura Bernstein

Chapter 15             The Movement Toward Peace in Crisis – and Opportunity

Michael N. Nagler

Chapter 16       To Remake the World

Paul Hawken

Chapter 17  Search for Common Ground
John Marks &
Susan Collin Marks

Chapter 18             Setting the Stage for Peace: Participatory Theater for Conflict Transformation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Lena Slachmuijlder

Chapter 19             The Pledge of Resistance: Lessons From a Movement of Solidarity and Nonviolent Direct Action

Ken Butigan

Chapter 20             Money Cannot Be Eaten: Nonviolent Resistance in Struggles over Land and Economic Survival

Rev. José M. Tirado

Chapter 21       Searching for Development with Human Dignity in Guatemala

Jennifer Achord Rountree

Part III


Chapter 22       On Meditation

Michael N. Nagler

Chapter 23       Despair Work

Joanna Macy

Chapter 24             Experimenting with Nonviolence From West Texas to South Korea

Richard L. Deats

Chapter 25       Trained to Hate: Confessions of a Convert to Humanity

Claude AnShin Thomas

Chapter 26       Searching for Peace in the Peace Movement: a Lover’s Quarrel

Rabbi Michael Lerner

Chapter 27             Breaking out of the Culture of Violence: An Oral History with former Economic Hit Man, John Perkins

Nikolas Larrow-Roberts & John Perkins

Chapter 28       Inspiring Peace Workers

Marc Pilisuk & Michael N. Nagler

A Final Word

Marc Pilisuk & Michael N. Nagler


About the Editors and Contributors
In order for this set of books actually to contribute to peace it will have to be read. If you know anyone whose learning, or teaching, might benefit, let  them know. If you know a college library that should order a copy, please let them know. as well.   And if you know anyone willing to write a review for their favorite journal, please start the process.

Copies of Peace Movements Worldwide are available from :
Barnes and Nobles

Warmest greetings from Michael and me.


Marc Pilisuk, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, The University of California
Professor, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center
494 Cragmont Ave.
Berkeley, Ca 94708″


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