Disarmament, Peace and Development Vol: 27

Reiner Braun
International Peace Bureau, Germany

Colin Archer
International Peace Bureau, UK

Ingeborg Breines
International Peace Bureau, Norway

Manas Chatterji
Binghamton University - State University of New York, USA

Amela Skiljan
International Peace Bureau, Germany


Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781787438552
Published:
13 Dec 2018
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
188 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Contributions to Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Development
Excessive military spending reduces the available financial reserves for health, education, and other human needs. For poor countries, it increases poverty, unemployment, and destitution. It also strengthens dictatorial tendencies in politics and acts against democratic values. If we want to achieve peace, eliminate poverty, decrease inequality, and achieve social justice, we should devote all our energies to reducing military spending and using the released resources for economic development. For that, we need a concerted effort to encourage disarmament. 

This new volume provides reflections and insights from leading public figures and activists who oppose military expenditure in any form. Many of the contributions to this volume were presented as speeches at the 'Disarm! For a Climate of Peace' meeting held in Berlin in 2016, organized by the International Peace Bureau. The volume also includes additional research-oriented chapters to complement the transcripts from the International Peace Bureau meeting.
Foreword; Manas Chatterji
Acknowledgements
Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. Introductory Remarks; Reiner Braun, Ingeborg Breines, and Colin Archer
Chapter 2. Creating an Active Disgust for War; Ingeborg Breines
Chapter 3. Military Expenditure and Peace; His Excellency, Archbishop Nikola Eterović
Part 2. Disarmament for Development
Chapter 4. The Road Map for the Future; Michael Møller
Part 3. Sustainable Peace
Chapter 5. Towards Sustainable Peace Building; Tawakkol Karman
Chapter 6. The Political Conditions for a Lasting Global Peace; Samir Amin
Part 4. Peace and Development
Chapter 7. Peace through Work and Development; Frank Bsirske
Chapter 8. Peace, Conflicts and the Armament Race in South-East Asia; Corazon Fabros
Part 5. A Nuclear Weapon Free World
Chapter 9. A Nuclear Weapon Free World: Mirage or Achievable Target? Jayantha Dhanapala
Chapter 10. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons; Arielle Denis
Part 6. Military Spending and Peace Economics
Chapter 11. Recent Trends in Global Military Spending: The Shallowest Down Cycle Since World War II? Aude Fleurant
Chapter 12. A Survey of Literature on Military Expenditure and Development; Manas Chatterji
Chapter 13. Disarmament for Development: From a Culture of War to a Culture of Peace and Non Violence; Federico Mayor Zaragoza
Part 7. The Challenge of Peace Today
Chapter 14. Trade Unions and a Sustainable Policy of Peace; Reiner Hoffmann
Chapter 15. Game of Thrones, Patriarchy, Feminism and Peacebuilding: How to Reconcile the Unreconcilable! Madeleine Rees
Chapter 16. Brief Introduction to the Intersection of Racism and Militarism; Meena Jagannath
Chapter 17. Breakthrough: How to Claim Back Our Future; Jakob von Uexkull
Chapter 18. The Labor Movement and the Path to Peace; Philip Jennings
Chapter 19. Learning to Disarm: Education to Realize the IPB Action Agenda; Betty Reardon
Part 8. Conclusion: Disarm! For a Climate of Peace
Chapter 20. IPB Action Agenda
Chapter 21. IPB Youth Declaration
Appendix 1. Military Expenditure and Economic Development (a Partial Bibliography)
Appendix 2. World Military Expenditure
Reiner Braun is Co-president of the International Peace Bureau, Switzerland, Executive Director of the International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms (IALANA), and a founding member of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES).
Colin Archer is a former Secretary-General of the International Peace Bureau, Switzerland. For 10 years he was the Coordinator of a solidarity center in the developing world, and he has been involved in a wide range of peace and disarmament projects.
Ingeborg Breines is a former director of UNESCO on Women and a Culture of Peace, and a UNESCO representative to Pakistan and to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland.
Manas Chatterji is a Professor of Management at Binghamton University at State University of New York, USA. He is the author of 35 books and several articles in the areas of peace science, military spending, disarmament, conflict management, and environmental and urban management.
Amela Skiljan is the Coordinator of the International Peace Bureau (IPB) in Berlin, Germany.

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