Recognizing that the 20th century has seen an escalation of domestic or internal as contrasted with international wars, The Future of Peace addresses war and peace in their broadest definitions — including international conflicts, civil wars, revolutions, rebellions, state violence against citizens, genocide, democide, and terrorist atrocities. Editors Kittrie, Mancham, and Carazo then explore solutions — by national governments and international organizations and by public organs and civil society — and recommend feasible actions.
This timely book, with a Foreword by Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias, and a Preface by Jehan Sadat, wife of Egypt’s heroic Anwar Sadat, is rich and challenging. It urgently addresses the unfolding century’s campaign to prevent and control the escalating violence and to bring lasting peace, internationally as well as domestically. The Future of Peace includes specially commissioned essays representing the knowledge and insights of the most outstanding practitioners, thinkers, researchers and writers of our time. These are supplemented by a selection of some of the best classical articles, multicultural and multidisciplinary, ranging from antiquity to the most provocative contemporary writings.
“The book will be an important building block for the peace strategies of civil society…This fine collection of ideas of those active in peacebuilding is a call to join their ranks.” — International Journal on World Peace, September 2003