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Abolishing War

Winston E. Langley
Abolishing War
ISBN: 978-1-962551-05-2
ISBN: 978-1-962551-25-0
ISBN: 978-1-962551-26-7
2024/265 pages/LC: 2023058166
The Policy and Practice of Governance


Is it possible to abolish war? This is the fundamental question animating Winston Langley's new book. And, though many will disagree, it is a question to which the author is persuaded the answer is yes.

Far from being utopian ideals, Langley argues, international security and peace are attainable, as are their necessary corollaries: protection of the environment, conservation of natural resources, and fair enforcement of all human rights. To that end, he proposes a radically altered United Nations—one that will afford the effective system of global governance that we all desire.


Winston E. Langley is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Massachusetts Boston.


  • The Lasting Peace We Seek.
  • Deep Roots of the Culture of War.
  • Flames of Hope.
  • Challenges to the Counter-Westphalian Order.
  • Subversion of the Counter-Westphalian Order.
  • Virtual Collapse of the Counter-Westphalian Order.
  • UN Reforms to Make Now.
  • Repairing the World's Socioeconomic and Moral Infrastructure.
  • Improving the World's Educational and Cultural Infrastructure.
  • Reorienting Norms of Resource Management.
  • Marshaling Society and Community to Abolish War.
  • Becoming the Selves Who Will Achieve Lasting Peace.
  • World Peace and Human Fulfillment.