David P. Barash, emeritus professor, recently published the fifth edition of his textbook, Peace and Conflict Studies
David P. Barash, emeritus professor, wore two academic hats for many years: evolutionary biology/animal behavior and peace studies (especially antinuclear). The 5th edition of his textbook, Peace and Conflict Studies, has just been published.
Peace and Conflict Studies sets the standard for an accessible introduction, a comprehensive exploration, and analysis of 21st-century world events – including updated coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Middle East, the Social Justice movements within the US, and Global Climate Change. The text examines
current conflicts, explores the important aspects of positive peace, individual violence, nationalism, and terrorism, provides numerous visual aids, questions for further study, and suggested readings, and furnishes a comprehensive range of material to enlighten and enrich future discussion and encourage further academic pursuit. With a broad and authoritative scope, this introductory text chronicles a plethora of important global topics from pre-history to the present.