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Military analyst, peace activist, teacher, and social theorist Randall Caroline Watson Forsberg (1943–2007) founded the Nuclear Freeze campaign and the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies. In "Toward a Theory of Peace," completed in 1997 and published for the first time here, she delves into a vast literature in psychology, anthropology, archeology, sociology, and history to examine the ways in which changing moral beliefs came to stigmatize forms of "socially sanctioned violence" such as human sacrifice, cannibalism, and slavery, eventually rendering them unacceptable. Could the same process work for war?

Edited and with an introduction by political scientists Matthew Evangelista (Cornell University) and Neta C. Crawford (Boston University), both of whom worked with Forsberg.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. TitlePage
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  1. Editors’ Note
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  1. Editors’ Introduction: Randall Forsberg and the Path to Peace
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  1. Preface
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Abstract
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  1. Part I Toward a Theory of Peace
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  1. 1. The Idea of a Theory of Peace
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  1. 2. Conditions for the Abolition of War
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  1. Part II Socially Sanctioned Violence
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  1. 3. The Roles of Innate Impulses and Learned Moral Beliefs in Individual and Group Violence
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  1. 4. Socially Sanctioned Group Violence: Features, Examples, and Sources
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  1. 5. Ritual Cannibalism: A Case Study of Socially Sanctioned Group Violence
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  1. 6. Sanctioned Violence, Morality, and Cultural Evolution
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  1. Appendix: The Debate on the Existence of Cannibalism
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  1. Notes
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. About the Author
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  1. About the Editors
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  1. Index
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  1. Copyright
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781501744372
Related ISBN
9781501744365
MARC Record
OCLC
1105736134
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-15
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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