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Peace Movements and Pacifism after September 11

Edited by Shin Chiba, Professor of Political Thought, International Christian University and Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Harold S. Shefelman Professor of Law, University of Washington, US
Noted international scholars from a range of disciplines present in this book Japanese and East Asian perspectives on the changed prospects for international peace post September 11. Because East Asia has not been preoccupied with the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, the authors’ views serve as a balance to the war on terror declared in the United States.
Extent: 256 pp
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Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 978 1 84720 667 1
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Noted international scholars from a range of disciplines present in this book Japanese and East Asian perspectives on the changed prospects for international peace post September 11. Because East Asia has not been preoccupied with the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, the authors’ views serve as a balance to the war on terror declared in the United States.

The book begins with chapters that explore the attacks from an historical perspective, and discuss whether they were indeed watershed events that changed the world. Further chapters explore pacifism in philosophy and religion through Kant, Christianity, Islam and constitutional pacifism in postwar Japan. The concluding chapters discuss concrete ways to move toward peace in the twenty-first century.

Scholars of international studies and politics, the Middle East and religion will find this insightful book a valuable addition to their library.
‘The book is a major contribution to our understanding of peace movements and pacifism after 11 September. While most people tend to take the importance of 11 September for granted, the book challenges the general understanding of the development and implications of the events. . . In addition, the philosophical, religious and theoretical discussion enriches peace research scholarship.’
– Jian Yang, New Zealand International Review
Contributors: S. Chiba, D. Cortright, R. Falk, J. Galtung, A. Katano, O. Kitamura, T.V. Reed, L.E.J. Ruiz, Y. Sakamoto, T.J. Schoenbaum, N. Suzuki
Contents:

Preface

PART I: PEACE AND WAR AFTER SEPTEMBER 11
1. Peace Issues in the ‘Post-9/11’ World
Yoshikazu Sakamoto

2. War and Peace in an Age of Terror and State Terrorism
Richard Falk

3. Searching for Peace in a World of Terrorism and State Terrorism
Johan Galtung

4. Diaspora, Empire, Resistance: Peace and the Subaltern as Rupture(s) and Repetition(s)
Lester Edwin J. Ruiz

PART II: PACIFISM, PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION
5. Kant and Anti-War Pacifism: The Political Theory of the Post-9/11 World
Osamu Kitamura

6. Christian Pacifism After 9/11: A Mennonite Perspective
Atsuhiro Katano

7. The Problem of Peace and World Order in an Islamic Context: The Case of Modern Japan
Norio Suzuki

8. On Constitutional Pacifism in Post-War Japan: Its Theoretical Meanings
Shin Chiba

PART III: TOWARD PEACE DIPLOMACY, PACIFISM, AND PEACE MOVEMENTS TODAY
9. Upon What Principles Should Foreign Policy Be Based in the 21st Century?
Thomas J. Schoenbaum

10. Foreign Policy Pragmatism and Peace Movement Moralism: Can the Gap be Bridged – or Tertium Non Datur?
Johan Galtung

11. Globalization and the 21st Century US Peace Movement
T.V. Reed

12. A Peaceful Superpower: The Movement Against War in Iraq
David Cortright

Index