Peace Ecology

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Routledge, Nov 17, 2015 - Education - 224 pages
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"Peace Ecology" presents a cutting-edge exploration of an emerging paradigm that links the essence of peace and nonviolence with the tenets of ecology and the principles of environmentalism. Looking at issues including food justice, water sharing, climate change, peace zones, and the free economy, this book considers examples and illustrations from around the world where people, communities, and nations are employing the teachings of ecology as a tool for mitigating conflict and promoting peace. "Peace Ecology" presents an integrative perspective that bears directly upon the most pressing issues of our time, constituting both the ecological realm of peace and the peacemaking potential of ecology. The volume examines the rich history, contemporary relevance, and transformative future potential inherent in this dynamic nexus of theory and action. Its overarching aim is no less than moving the current scarcity-conflict paradigm to one of cooperative resource management and, ultimately, toward peaceful coexistence both among ourselves and within the balance of nature.To read the Common Dreams excerpt of "Peace Ecology" Click Here.Talk Nation Radio Interview with Randall Amster and David Swanson here."
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
Chapter One Scarcity Abundance and Structural Peace
Chapter Two The Triumph of the Commons
Chapter Three Back to Basics Reclaiming Lifes Essentials
Chapter Four Free at Last Empathy Solidarity and the Gift Economy
Chapter Five Flirting with Disaster Community Resilience in Times of Crisis
Chapter Six Resource Conflicts or Sustainable Collaborations?
Chapter Seven Transborder Peace Ecology
Chapter Eight Collective Reenchantment
Restabilizing the Habitat and Ourselves
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Randall Amster

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