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Peace, Justice, and Security Studies: A Curriculum Guide, 7th edition

Timothy A. McElwee, B. Welling Hall, Joseph Liechty, and Julie Garber editors
Peace, Justice, and Security Studies: A Curriculum Guide, 7th edition
ISBN: 978-1-58826-601-9
ISBN: 978-1-58826-625-5
2009/543 pages/LC: 2008036945

"A comprehensive guide to the justice, peace, and security study fields in higher education."—Chad Kahl, American Reference Books Annual

Praise for the previous edition:

"Packed with information for establishing an impressive range of courses." —Pacific Research

"Provides unsurpassed resources for teachers.... Anyone planning a new course or reviving an old one would be wise to start here.... Regardless of the approach one chooses in teaching peace studies, the syllabi provide starting points for virtually any topic a student may want to research. I imagine my copy getting worn, stained, and dog-eared in fairly short order and remaining in active use long after."—Peace & Change


Fully revised to reflect the realities of the post–September 11 world, this acclaimed curricular reference provides a comprehensive review of the field of peace, justice, and security studies. Seven introductory essays systematically cover the state of the discipline today, surveying current intellectual and pedagogical themes. These are followed by seventy classroom-tested syllabuses organized by topics and including course descriptions, schedules, bibliographies, and notes on successful teaching practices. In keeping with the multifaceted nature of the subject, multiple perspectives, among them political science, philosophy, religious studies, sociology, and anthropology, are fully represented in this indispensable resource.


Timothy A. McElwee is Plowshares Associate Professor of Peace Studies and director of the Peace Studies Institute at Manchester College. B. Welling Hall is professor of politics and international studies and Plowshares Professor of Peace Studies at Earlham College. Joseph Liechty is associate professor of peace, justice, and conflict studies at Goshen College. Julie Garber is editor of Plowshares publications for Earlham, Goshen, and Manchester colleges.


  • Introduction—B.J. Wien.
  • Terrorism and Security in a Post-9/11 World—S. Zunes.
  • Effective Interntional Law and Institutions—R.C. Johansen.
  • Globalization: Economy, Environment, and Culture—J. Swanger.
  • Conflict Resolution, Conflict Transformation, and Peacebuilding—P.G. Coy.
  • The Relation of Peace Studies to Nonviolence—B. Gan.
  • Dynamics Affecting Conflict, Justice, and Peace—G.A. Lopez.
  • Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies.
  • Violence and Nonviolence.
  • Terrorism.
  • War.
  • International Organization and the Rule of Law.
  • Multilateralism and Unilateralism.
  • Conflict Transformation and Conflict Resolution.
  • Globalization and Human Security.
  • Religion, Conflict, and Peace.
  • Cultures of Peace.
  • Cultural Dynamics.
  • Skills in Conflict Resolution. 
  • Peace Studies in Disciplinary Perspective.
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